from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various gram-negative, rod-shaped, mostly aerobic flagellated bacteria of the phylum Pseudomonad, commonly found in soil, water, and decaying matter and including some plant and animal pathogens.
- n. A pseudomonad of the large genus Pseudomonas, some species of which are opportunistic pathogens in humans. Also called pseudomonas.
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- n. Any of many gram-negative bacteria, of the genus Pseudomonas, some of which are pathogenic
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- n. bacteria usually producing greenish fluorescent water-soluble pigment; some pathogenic for plants and animals
Contamination can happen if a pseudomonad, which produces highly toxic metabolites, intrudes during fermentation of tempeh.
Beneficial relationships like this are found in fluorescent pseudomonad species that protect plant roots from pathogenic fungi, for example.
Hydroxylation of the A-ring of taxifolin by a soil pseudomonad.
129, 485-492 (1985)  Reddy, C.C.; Vaidyanathan, C.S.: Purification and properties of benzoate-4 - hydroxylase from a soil pseudomonad.