Pathogenicity Islands and PAI-Like Structures in Pseudomonas Species

  • K. Larbig
  • C. Kiewitz
  • B. Tümmler
Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 264/2)


The pseudomonads are a class of organisms which are ubiquitously distributed at low frequency in soil and aquatic habitats (OECD 1997). Some species (Pseudomonas putida, Pseudomonas fluorescens) are in addition profound colonizers of the rhizo- and phyllosphere and promote plant growth, whereas the phylogenetically related species Pseudomonas syringae belongs to the major bacterial phytopatho-gens. The type species Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen for plants, animals and man (Campa et al. 1993).


Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Pathogenicity Island attB Site Phage Attachment Site Catabolic Versatility 
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