Pseudomonas mendocina

Pseudomonas mendocina is a Gram-negative environmental bacterium that can cause opportunistic nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections, such as infective endocarditis[1] and spondylodiscitis,[2] although cases are very rare. It has potential use in bioremediation as it is able to degrade toluene.[3] Based on 16S rRNA analysis, P. mendocina has been placed in the P. aeruginosa group.[4]


  1. ^ Aragone et al. (Jun 1992). "Pseudomonas mendocina, an environmental bacterium isolated from a patient with human infective endocarditis". J Clin Microbiol 30 (6): 1583–4. PMC 265335. PMID 1624580. 
  2. ^ C. Y. Chi; C. H. Lai; C. P. Fung; J. H. Wang (2005). "Pseudomonas mendocina spondylodiscitis: a case report and literature review.". Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases 37 (11-12): 950–953. PMID 16308244. 
  3. ^ K. M. Yen; M. R. Karl; L. M. Blatt; M. J. Simon; P. R. Fausset; H. S. Lu; A. A. Harcourt (1991). "Cloning and characterization of a Pseudomonas mendocina KR1 gene cluster encoding toluene-4-monooxygenase". Journal of Bacteriology 173 (17): 5315–5327. PMID 1885512. 
  4. ^ Anzai et al. (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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