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Pseudomonas fluorescens

  • General information

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      General information
      Its name come from the production of the soluble fluorescent pigment pyoverdin

      Taxonomy
      Family: Pseudomonadaceae

      Natural habitat
      Isolated from soil, plants, water surfaces, rarely from clinical samples.

      Clinical significance
      They are common course of food contamination.

      In food, P. fluorescens is a common contaminant, especially since it actively enjoys lower temperatures like those found in fridges.

      Dairy products are especially vulnerable to P. fluorescens contamination.

  • Gram stain

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      Gram-negative rods.

      0.7-0.8 by 2.3-2.8 µm

  • Culture characteristics

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      Obligate Aerobic

      They do not possess distinctive colony morphology and are non-hemolytic.

      They do not smell and do not produce pyocyanine only pyoverdine.

      McConkey growth, non lactose fermenter

      BBAØ no growth

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