Pseudomonas nitroreducens

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Pseudomonas nitroreducens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gammaproteobacteria
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. & Komagata, K. (1964). "Microbiological studies on petroleum and natural gas. I. Determination of hydrocarbon-utilizing bacteria". J Gen Appl Microbiol. 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. 

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