Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Basic Bacteriology: Answers

1)      Pseudomonas aeruginosa can infect plants as well as humans? True

2)      P. aeruginosa is motile by several peri-trichous flagellae? False

3)      Growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa always requires the presence of oxygen? False

4)      When found in cystic fibrosis patients, it usually produces exopolysaccheride? True

5)      It has complex nutritional requirements? False

6)      It can often grow at 42 degrees C? True

7)      The pyoverdin pigment is thought to contain virulence factors? False

8)      It is unable to ferment lactose? True

9)      It’s inherent antibiotic resistance are due to its’ environmental origins? True

10)  It produces both Elastase and Alkaline Protease? True

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