Pseudomonas pertucinogena

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Pseudomonas pertucinogena
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gammaproteobacteria
Order: Pseudomonadales
Family: Pseudomonadaceae
Genus: Pseudomonas
Species: P. pertucinogena
Binomial name
Pseudomonas pertucinogena
Kawai and Yabuuchi, 1975
Type species
ATCC 190

CCUG 7832
CIP 106696
JCM 11590
LMG 1874
NBRC 14163

Pseudomonas pertucinogena is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped, motile bacterium. It derives its name from the fact that it produces pertucin, a bacteriocin active against phase I organisms of Bordetella pertussis.[1] Based on 16S rRNA analysis, P. pertucinogena has been placed in the P. pertucinogena group,[2] named after this species.

The P. pertucinogena group[edit]

P. pertucinogena lends its name to a subgroup within the genus Pseudomonas. The only other member of the P. pertucinogena subgroup is Pseudomonas denitrificans.


  1. ^ Kawai Y (Sep 1974). "Purification and Characterization of Pertucin Produced by Pseudomonas pertucinogena". Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 6 (3): 347–59. doi:10.1128/aac.6.3.347. PMC 444650Freely accessible. PMID 15830486. 
  2. ^ 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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