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Description:This photomicrograph of a Leifson flagella stained specimen, revealed the presence of the flagellated aerobic, Gram-negative bacterium, Pseudomonas pseudoalcaligenes, each exhibiting a single polar flagellum.
P. pseudoalcaligenes has been isolated from swimming pool water. Because of its ability to extract nitrogen as a nutrients from cyanide, this bacterium is sometimes used in the process of bioremediation, which involves the use of bacterial organisms to remove, or neutralize pollutants from sites of industrial contamination.

As a possible human pathogen, P. pseudoalcaligenes has been found to be a cause of peritonitis in patients undergoing chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD).

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. William A. Clark
Creation Date:1976
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