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A pseudomonas bacterium.

[From New Latin Pseudomonas, genus name : pseudo- + Latin monas, monad-, unit (from Greek, from monos, single; see men- in Indo-European roots).]
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(Biology) any of various bacteria of the genus Pseudomonas
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(suˈdɒm əˌnæd)

n., pl. pseu•do•mon•a•des (ˌsu dəˈmɒn əˌdiz)
any of several rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Pseudomonas, certain species of which are pathogenic in plants or animals.
[< New Latin (1897); see pseudo-, monad]
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Noun1.pseudomonad - bacteria usually producing greenish fluorescent water-soluble pigment; some pathogenic for plants and animals
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Pseudomonas - type genus of the family Pseudomonodaceae
Pseudomonas solanacearum, ring rot bacteria - causes brown rot in tomatoes and potatoes and tobacco etc
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The pseudomonad under study is originally a soil microorganism and is very resistant to various types of stress.
Edwardsiella tarda, Aeromonad and Pseudomonad are the major pathogenic bacteria among all the bacteria which widely cause pathogenicity in aquatic organisms (Rahman et al., 2009).
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Also, we screened for the presence of biosynthesis genes encoding the production of antibiotics commonly associated with pseudomonad biocontrol agents.
"For decades, any fluorescent pseudomonad causing disease on a crucifer was almost automatically identified as Pseudomonas syringae pv.
Chromate Reduction by a Pseudomonad Isolated from a Site Contaminated with Chromated Copper Arsenate.
The casing soil supports an active, aerobic bacterial flora (Hayes & Nair 1976), and the fluorescent Pseudomonad spp.
Miller HJ, Liljeroth E, Henken G, van Veen JA (1990) Fluctuations in the fluorescent pseudomonad and actinomycete populations of the rhizosphere and rhizoplane during the growth of spring wheat.
The end of shelf life for many fresh-cut vegetables is due primarily to the aging and death of tissue, followed by proliferation of the microorganism Pseudomonad spp.
Compared with water-soaked slices, both treatments reduced the number of pseudomonad bacteria and improved the keeping quality of the sliced mushrooms.
Utilization of Acyl-Homoserine Lactone Quorum Signals for Growth by a Soil Pseudomonad and Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1.