Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Pseudomonadales, Family Pseudomonadaceae, Genus Pseudomonas,
Pseudomonas citronellolis Seubert 1960.
Gram-negative, 0.5 x 1-1.5 μm rods, motile by a polar single flagellum.
Transparent, raised circular colonies with slightly wrinkled edges. Hemolysis is
produced on defibrinated rabbit blood agar.
Obligately aerobic (grows anaerobically only in the presence of nitrate), optimal
growth temperature 30 ºC. Can grow at 41 ºC. Uncertain growth at 4 ºC (positive
according to Prakash et al. 2007 and negative according to Elke Lang et. al 2007).
Grows on media: Trypticase Soy Agar, Nutrient agar, LB medium. The species shows
positive reactions for growth in the presence of 5% NaCl.
Isolated from oil sludge, soil.
- Seubert W.: Degradation of isoprenoid compounds by microorganisms. I. Isolation and characterization of an isoprenoid-
degrading bacterium, Pseudomonas citronellolis n. sp. Journal of Bacteriology, 1960, 79, 426-434.
- Linda L. Clark, Joseph J. Dajcs, Celeste H. McLean, John G. Bartell and David W. Stroman: Pseudomonas otitidis sp. nov.,
isolated from patients with otic infections. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 56 (2006), 709-714; DOI 10.1099/ijs.0.63753-0.
- Gupta, Sanjay Kumar, Kumari, Rekha, Prakash, Om, Lal, Rup. Pseudomonas panipatensis sp. nov., isolated from an oil-
contaminated site. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2008 58: 1339-1345.
- Elke Lang, Barbara Griese, Cathrin Spröer, Peter Schumann, Maike Steffen, and Susanne Verbarg: Characterization of
‘Pseudomonas azelaica’ DSM 9128, leading to emended descriptions of Pseudomonas citronellolis Seubert 1960 (Approved
Lists 1980) and Pseudomonas nitroreducens Iizuka and Komagata 1964 (Approved Lists 1980), including Pseudomonas
multiresinivorans as its later heterotypic synonym. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol April 2007 57:878-882.
Can degrade the toxic hydrocarbon constituents present in oily sludge. Citronellol and related compounds are oxidated (use
citronellol as sole carbon source).
Positive results for arginine dihydrolase, catalase, oxidase, hydrolysis of aesculin, hypoxanthine, nitrates reduction to nitrites, acid
production from fructose & glycerol.
Can utilize: glycerol, L-histidine, citrate, D-galactose, trans-aconitate, mesaconate, fumarate, glutarate, pyruvate, 4-hydroxybenzoate,
malonate, 2-ketogluconate, benzylformate, o-aminobenzoate, hippurate, glycolate, benzylformate, glycogen, D-glucose, acetic acid,
citric acid, formic acid, lactic acid, propionic acid, succinic acid, D-alanine, L-alanine, L-asparagine, L-aspartic acid, D-xylose, D-
galacturonic acid, D-gluconic acid, L-glutamic acid, sebacic acid, phenylethylamine, putrescine & L-proline.
Negative results for lecithinase, methyl red, hydrolysis of gelatin & casein, acetylmethylcarbinol, H2S production, indole production,
acid production from: lactose, galactose, maltose, glucose, dulcitol, inositol, mannitol, inulin, dextrin, sucrose & arabinose.
No utilization of: D-arabitol, trehalose, hydroxy-L-proline, 2-butanol, acetamide, adipate, mucate, acetate, propionate, N-acetyl-D-
galactosamine, adonitol, L-arabinose, i-erythritol, myo-inositol, xylitol, alpha-D-lactose, D-mannose, D-melibiose, D-raffinose, L-
rhamnose, turanose, D-mannitol, D-sorbitol, D-fructose, L-fucose, D-galactose, gentiobiose, maltose, sucrose, inosine, uridine &
(c) Costin Stoica