Pseudomonas frederiksbergensis

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Pseudomonas frederiksbergensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gamma Proteobacteria
Order: Pseudomonadales
Family: Pseudomonadaceae
Genus: Pseudomonas
Species: P. frederiksbergensis
Binomial name
Pseudomonas frederiksbergensis
Andersen, et al. 2000

Pseudomonas frederiksbergensis is a Gram-negative, phenanthrene-degrading bacterium from a coal gasification site in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark.[1] It is able to catalyse the asymmetric oxidation of sulfides to give exclusively the R enantiomer.[2] The type strain is DSM 13022.


  1. ^ Andersen; Johnsen, K; Sørensen, J; Nielsen, P; Jacobsen, CS; et al. (Nov 2000). "Pseudomonas frederiksbergensis sp. nov., isolated from soil at a coal gasification site". Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 50 (6): 1957–64. doi:10.1099/00207713-50-6-1957. PMID 11155968. 
  2. ^ Adam; Heckel, F; Saha-Möller, CR; Taupp, M; Meyer, JM; Schreier, P; et al. (Apr 2005). "Opposite enantioselectivities of two phenotypically and genotypically similar strains of Pseudomonas frederiksbergensis in bacterial whole-cell sulfoxidation". Appl Environ Microbiol. 71 (Pt 4) (4): 2199–202. doi:10.1128/AEM.71.4.2199-2202.2005. PMC 1082553free to read. PMID 15812060. 

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