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. ^ Chi CY, Lai CH, Fung CP, Wang JH. (2005) Pseudomonas mendocina spondylodiscitis: a case report and literature review. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases 37(11-12):950-3. PMID 16308244
  3. ^ Yen KM, Karl MR, Blatt LM, Simon MJ, Winter RB, Fausset PR, Lu HS, Harcourt AA, Chen KK. (1991) Cloning and characterization of a Pseudomonas mendocina KR1 gene cluster encoding toluene-4-monooxygenase. Journal of Bacteriology 173(17):5315-27. 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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