Pseudomonas alcaligenes

Pseudomonas alcaligenes is a Gram-negative aerobic bacterium used as a oil pollution, pesticide substances, and certain chemical substances for bioremediation purposes, as it can degrade polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.[1] It can be a human pathogen but occurrences are very rare.[2] Based on 16S rRNA analysis, P. alcaligenes has been placed in the P. aeruginosa group.[3]


  1. ^ O'Mahony MM, Dobson AD, Barnes JD, Singleton I. (2006) The use of ozone in the remediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon contaminated soil. Chemosphere 63(2):307-14. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2005.07.018 PMID 16153687
  2. ^ Valenstein P, Bardy GH, Cox CC, Zwadyk P. (1983) Pseudomonas alcaligenes endocarditis. American Journal of Clinical Pathology 79(2):245-7. PMID 6823910
  3. ^ Anzai, et al.; Kim, H; Park, JY; Wakabayashi, H; Oyaizu, H (Jul 2000). "Phylogenetic affiliation of the pseudomonads based on 16S rRNA sequence". Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 50 (4): 1563–89. doi:10.1099/00207713-50-4-1563. PMID 10939664. 

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