Pseudomonas nitroreducens

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Pseudomonas nitroreducens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gamma Proteobacteria
Order: Pseudomonadales
Family: Pseudomonadaceae
Genus: Pseudomonas
Species: P. nitroreducens
Binomial name
Pseudomonas nitroreducens
Iizuka and Komagata 1964
Type strain
ATCC 33634

CCUG 12538
CIP 106747
DSM 14399
IAM 1439
JCM 2782
NBRC 12694


Pseudomonas multiresinivorans Mohn et al. 1999

Pseudomonas nitroreducens is an aerobic, Gram-negative soil bacterium first isolated from oil brine in Japan.[1] It is able to synthesise polyhydroxybutyrate homopolymer (a polyester) from medium chain length fatty acids.[2] Based on 16S rRNA analysis, P. nitroreducens has been placed in the P. aeruginosa group.[3]


  1. ^ Iizuka, H., and Komagata, K. (1964). "Microbiological studies on petroleum and natural gas. I. Determination of hydrocarbon-utilizing bacteria". J of Gen and Appl Microbio 10: 207–221. doi:10.2323/jgam.10.207. 
  2. ^ Yao J, Zhang G, Wu Q, Chen GQ, Zhang R (May 1999). "Production of polyhydroxyalkanoates by Pseudomonas nitroreducens". Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 75 (4): 345–9. doi:10.1023/a:1002082303615. PMID 10510722. 
  3. ^ Anzai; Kim, H; Park, JY; Wakabayashi, H; Oyaizu, H; 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.