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Pseudomonas aeruginosa

common bacterium

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a bacterium that causes many drug-resistant diseases acquired in hospitals. It uses a wide range of organic material for food; in animals, the versatility enables the organism to infect damaged tissues or people with reduced immunity.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa
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P. aeruginosa on an XLD agar plate.
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P. aeruginosa
Binomial name
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
(Schröter 1872)
Migula 1900