Invasive Species Compendium

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa



Pseudomonas aeruginosa


  • Last modified
  • 18 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Bacteria
  •   Phylum: Proteobacteria
  •     Class: Gammaproteobacteria
  •       Order: Pseudomonadales
  •         Family: Pseudomonadaceae
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Schroeter) Migula 1900

Other Scientific Names

  • Bacillus pyocyaneus (Zopf) Flügge 1886
  • Bacterium aeruginosum Schroeter 1872
  • Bacterium polycolor (Clara) Burgvits 1935
  • Bacterium pyocyaneum (Zopf) Lehmann & Neumann 1896
  • Phytomonas polycolor Clara 1930
  • Pseudomonas polycolor Clara 1930
  • Pseudomonas pyocyanea

International Common Names

  • Spanish: bacteriosis en maiz
  • French: pourriture bacterienne

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Bakterienfaeule

EPPO code

  • PSDMAE (Pseudomonas aeruginosa)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Bacteria
  •     Phylum: Proteobacteria
  •         Class: Gammaproteobacteria
  •             Order: Pseudomonadales
  •                 Family: Pseudomonadaceae
  •                     Genus: Pseudomonas
  •                         Species: Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


EgyptPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)


ChinaPresentYu et al. (2008)
IndiaPresentMondal et al. (2012)
PhilippinesPresentCABI (Undated a)


IrelandPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
NetherlandsPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
RussiaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
SwedenPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)

North America

Costa RicaPresentCABI (Undated)Original citation: Jiménez et al., 1989
CubaPresentPlasencia-Márquez et al. (2017)
MexicoPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
United StatesPresentCABI (Undated a)
-South CarolinaPresentCABI (Undated a)


AustraliaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
New ZealandPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)

South America

ArgentinaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)

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