Definitions

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

Etymologies

From New Latin Pseudomonas, genus name : pseudo- + Latin monas, monad-, unit (from Greek, from monos, single; see men-4 in Indo-European roots).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Contamination can happen if a pseudomonad, which produces highly toxic metabolites, intrudes during fermentation of tempeh.

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  • Beneficial relationships like this are found in fluorescent pseudomonad species that protect plant roots from pathogenic fungi, for example.

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  • Hydroxylation of the A-ring of taxifolin by a soil pseudomonad.

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  • 129, 485-492 (1985) [2] Reddy, C.C.; Vaidyanathan, C.S.: Purification and properties of benzoate-4 - hydroxylase from a soil pseudomonad.

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