Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Pseudomonadales, Family Pseudomonadaceae, Genus Pseudomonas,
Pseudomonas pachastrellae Romanenko et al. 2005
Gram negative rods, encapsulated, 1.4–1.6 x 0.4–0.5 μm, motile by means of a single
Colonies on nutrient agar are circular, smooth, non - pigmented, whitish and
transparent, 2–3 mm in diameter, on TSA and MA. Fluorescent pigments and
pyocyanin are not produced on King B and King A medium, respectively. No
Aerobic. Growth is observed in 0–10% (w/v) NaCl and at temperatures of 7–41 ºC; no
growth occurs at 4 or 42 ºC; optimal temperature 28 ºC. Media: King A & B agar,
Trypticase Soy Agar, Marine agar / broth.
Isolated from a marine sponge collected from the Philippine Sea at a water depth of 750 m.
- Romanenko, Lyudmila A., Uchino, Masataka, Falsen, Enevold, Frolova, Galina M., Zhukova, Natalia V., Mikhailov, Valery V.
Pseudomonas pachastrellae sp. nov., isolated from a marine sponge. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2005 55: 919-924.
Positive results for oxidase, catalase, hydrolysis of Tween 40, esterase C4, esterase
lipase C8, phosphoamidase, leucine arylamidase, utilization of: citrate, DL-lactate & L-tyrosine.
Negative results for denitrification, urease, lysine decarboxylase, ornithine decarboxylase, arginine dihydrolase, acetoin production,
H2S production, indole production, aesculin hydrolysis, gelatin hydrolysis, starch hydrolysis, DNA hydrolysis, alkaline phosphatase,
lipase C14, valine arylamidase, cystine arylamidase, alpha-chymotrypsin, trypsin, acid phosphatase, alpha-galactosidase,
beta-galactosidase, beta-glucuronidase, alpha-glucosidase, beta-glucosidase, N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase, alpha-
mannosidase, alpha-fucosidase, utilization of: L-arabinose, phenylacetate, DL-norleucine & N-acetyl-glucosamine, D-glucose,
maltose, xylose, fructose, D-mannose, sucrose, trehalose, glycerol, D-mannitol, gluconate, malate, L-valine & L-lysine.
Acid is not produced from D-glucose, D-xylose, rhamnose, galactose, maltose, lactose & mannitol.
Variable production of acid from glycerol.
(c) Costin Stoica