Russian Journal of Genetics

, Volume 54, Issue 5, pp 514–524 | Cite as

Detection and Genetic Characterization of Bacteria of the Genus Pseudomonas from Microbial Communities of Lake Baikal

  • N. L. Bel’kovaEmail author
  • E. V. Dzyuba
  • E. S. Klimenko
  • I. V. Khanaev
  • N. N. Denikina
Genetics of Microorganisms


The genus Pseudomonas is one of the most diverse and ecologically important groups of bacteria. Numerous representatives of the genus are found in microbial communities of all natural environments, including those closely associated with plants and animals. This ubiquitous distribution determines a necessity of their physiological and genetic adaptations. Molecular methods revealed that bacteria of the genus Pseudomonas were predominant in ulcerative lesions on the skin of Baikal yellowfin Cottocomephorus grewingkii (Dybowski, 1874). According to ribosomal phylogeny, cultivated Pseudomonas spp. isolated from both ulcerative lesions and the water column of Lake Baikal were grouped into the intrageneric cluster IG P. fluorescens. The topology of the phylogenetic tree based on the gene for outer membrane porin OprF generally coincided with that based on the 16S rRNA genes at the intrageneric level; however, it reflected ecological features of the strains of the genus Pseudomonas at the subgroup level. Screening of pathogenicity determinants detected the oprL, ecfX, fliC, and algD genes in the genomes of Pseudomonas spp. isolated from the ulcerative lesions of fish, whereas oprL and gyrB genes were determined in the strains isolated from the water column.


Pseudomonas Cottocomephorus grewingkii Lake Baikal 16S rDNA gene for outer membrane protein porin OprF pathogenicity genes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. L. Bel’kova
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • E. V. Dzyuba
    • 1
  • E. S. Klimenko
    • 3
  • I. V. Khanaev
    • 1
  • N. N. Denikina
    • 1
  1. 1.Limnological Institute, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesIrkutskRussia
  2. 2.Scientific Centre for Family Health and Human Reproduction ProblemsIrkutskRussia
  3. 3.Department of Physical and Chemical BiologyIrkutsk State UniversityIrkutskRussia

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