Pseudomonas azotoformans

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Pseudomonas azotoformans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gamma Proteobacteria
Order: Pseudomonadales
Family: Pseudomonadaceae
Genus: Pseudomonas
Species: P. azotoformans
Binomial name
Pseudomonas azotoformans
Iizuka and Komagata 1963
Type species
CCUG 12536

CIP 106744
IAM 1603
JCM 2777
NBRC 12693

Pseudomonas azotoformans is a Gram-negative bacterium that infects cereal grains[1]—especially rice. It is thought to be able to fix nitrogen.[2] Based on 16S rRNA analysis, P. azotoformans has been placed in the P. fluorescens group.[3]


  1. ^ Iizuka, H, and Komogata, K (1963). "New species of Pseudomonas belonged to fluorescent group (Studies on the microorganisms of cereal grains. Part V)". Journal of the Agricultural Chemical Society of Japan 37: 137–141. 
  2. ^ Xie, et al.; Cui, Z; Yu, J; Yan, J; Hai, W; Steinberger, Y (2006). "Identification of nif genes in N2-fixing bacterial strains isolated from rice fields along the Yangtze River Plain". J Basic Microbiol 46 (1): 56–63. doi:10.1002/jobm.200510513. PMID 16463319. 
  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.