Pseudomonas aeruginosa: A Review and Directions for Research


Chee Fah Wong, PhD and Hamidah Idris (Editor)
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Perak, Malaysia

Series: Bacteriology Research Developments
BISAC: SCI006000

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is characterized by its metabolic versatility and found ubiquitously in soil and aquatic habitats and persists survival on various surfaces of plants, animals and humans. Diversity in Pseudomonas characteristics have led to recent technological advances and lay out important avenues of research focused on the role of Pseudomonas and the molecular mechanisms of their beneficial actions.

This book brings together respected P. aeruginosa experts from around the world to provide a timely, extensive and updated review of Pseudomonas research. It covers various aspects in applications of Pseudomonas in molecular engineering of genetic tools for Pseudomonas protein expression, medical and environmental fields including biofilm development, quorum sensing, heavy metal bioremediation and photodynamic therapy as well as the industrially-important lipoxygenase biocatalysis properties. This book is essential reading for scientists working with Pseudomonas and serves as a ready reference and text book for graduate students, young field microbiologists and research scientists in academia, research institutes and industry.
(Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Development of Genetic Tools for Protein Overexpression from Pseudomonas
(Chee Fah Wong, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia)

Chapter 2. Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms: Formation, Surface Interactions and Antimicrobial Resistance
(Nur Hazlin Hazrin-Chong and Gee Chong Ling, School of Biosciences and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science & Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia, and other)

Chapter 3. Quorum Sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Understanding and Interfering Potential
(Nguyen Thi Thu Hoai, Trinh Thi Truc Ly and Peter A. Lambert, School of Biotechnology, International University, Vietnam National University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and others)

Chapter 4. Heavy Metals Biosorption with Pseudomonas aeruginosa
(Kuan Seng How and Sylvia Chieng, Department of Mechanical and Material Engineering, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Sg Long Campus, Selangor, and others)

Chapter 5. Photodynamic Therapy as a Method of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Management in Infected Radial Skin Ulcers
(Nikolay V. Krasnoselskiy, Larisa I. Simonova, Nadezhda E. Sklyar and Vladislava V. Sarkis-Ivanova, State Institution “Grigoriev Institute for Medical Radiology National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine”, Kharkiv, Ukraine, and others)

Chapter 6. Pseudomonas aeruginosa Lipoxygenase: A Potential Virulence Factor of This Bacterium
(Swathi Banthiya and Hartmut Kuhn, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Corporate Member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu, Germany, and others)



“The author successfully addresses the main bottleneck to protein production using Pseudomonas expression system. This book chapter then highlights several expression platforms that have been developed for recombinant protein production. Examples and references given might provide some insight and guideline to the scientific community to use Pseudomonas as an effective production system.” – Dr. Iffah Izzati Zakaria, Natural Product and Drug Discovery Centre, Malaysian Institute of Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals, Ministry of Science,Technology and Innovation, Gelugor, Malaysia

“Overall this chapter provide an insight of the latest trend in Pseudomonas aeruginosa research study.” – Dr. Alene Tawang, Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia


Graduate students, young field microbiologists and research scientists in academia, research institutes and industry.


Pseudomonas aeruginosa, taxonomy, biofilm, quorum sensing, bioremediation, photodynamic, biocatalysis, genetic tools

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