Pseudomonas fluorescens, ps. putida

Joe Mayer mayerje at sluvca.slu.edu
Fri Sep 12 19:00:18 EST 1997


George Fountoukides wrote:
> 
> Does anyone know if Pseudomonas fluorescens and Pseudomonas putida are
> pathogen species for human ?
> 
> Please e-mail:fount at orfeas.chemeng.ntua.gr
These organisms are normally not pathogens but ocassionally are seen to
cause disease. The major reason that these organisms are probably not
seen more often is the fact that they do not tolerate the temperature of
humans very well. A close relative P. aeruginosa is more commonly seen
because there are strains that tolerate 37C. Most Pseudomonas species
(as their numbers dwindle due to phylogenic studies) like their upper
temperatures around 30C.



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