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My name is Matt Mastropaolo (Matthew.Mastropaolo@tufts.edu) and I am in charge of the design and up keep of this website. At the Center for Adaptation Genetics and Drug Resistance we have created this site to facilitate sharing and compiling of information about Pseudomonas fluorescens strains.

 

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Basic Information

Pseudomonas fluorescens is a member of the gamma-proteobacteria and are common inhabitants of soil. These organisms have been extensively studied to evaluate their usefulness in bioremediation and biocontrol of pathogens (de Lorenzo, et al., 1993.; Lajoie et al., 1993.; Simmons et al., 1996). These organisms are of great interest due to their ability to interact with plants (O'Sullivan and O'Gara. 1992.), their effects on crop yield (Thomashow and Weller. 1988. J. Bacteriol.) and their use as biopesticides (Dowling and O'Gara, 1994.; Walsh, et. al. 2001.).

These bacteria are motile by a single polar flagellum. Above is an EM picture of P. fluorescens Pf0-1 taken from DeFlaun, et. al. 1990.