Who's Your Daddy??

...the Phylogenetic Classification of P. syringae

Domain:  Bacteria
Phylum:  Proteobacteria
Class:      Gamma Proteobacteria
Order:     Pseudomonadales
Family:    Pseudomonadacae
Genus:    Pseudomonas
Species:  Pseudomonas syringae
  • Bacteria; One of the three domains of life. They are prokaryotic microorganisms which can exist as either independent organisms or as parasitic organisms that are not a part of the prokaryotic Achaea domain of life. They are characterized as having no nucleus, generally having no membrane bound organelles, containing cell walls made out of peptidoglycan, and the presence of 70S ribosomal RNA.
    -P. syringae fits into this domain of life because of it’s prokaryotic structure, the presence of peptidoglycan in the cell wall, and among other things, it’s ribosomal RNA sequence. 3 Domains of Life
  • Proteobacteria; A phylum of the domain bacteria. This phylum is characterized by being Gram-negative, meaning it’s outer membrane is composed mostly of lipopolysacchrides. A number of organisms from this phylum are motile by use of a flagella or rely on the use of bacterial gliding, however, there are also a number that are non-motile. Most members of this phylum are facultative or obligate anaerobes that follow a heterotrophic metabolism, however, because of the large diversity of this phylum there are a number of exceptions. There are also a number of pathogenic organisms placed in this phylum. This phylum consists of five classes; alpha, beta, gamma, delta, and epsilon.                      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8b/Gram_negative_cell_wall.svg/350px-Gram_negative_cell_wall.svg.png
    -P. syringae is a member of this phylum because of it’s pathogenic nature, it’s Gram (-) reactivity, it’s polar flagella motility, and it’s chemoheterotrophic metabolism.
  • Gamma Proteobacteria; A class of Proteobacteria. This class is a group of scientifically and medically important group of organisms, of which a number are pathogenic.
    -P. syringae fits into this class because of it’s important role as a plant pathogen.
  • Pseudononadales; A order of Gamma Proteobacteria. This order contains a number of opportunistic pathogens.
   -P. syringae fits into this order because of it’s pathogenic characteristics and because of molecular data.
  • Pseudomonadacae; A family of Pseudomonadales. This family includes the genera Azomonas, Azomonotrichon, Azorhizophilus, Azobacter, Azotobacteriaceae, Cellvibrio, Mesophilobacter, Pseudomonas, Rhizobacter, Rugamonas, and Serpens.
   -P. syringae fits into this family because it is a member of the Pseudomonas genus.
  • Pseudomonas; A genus of Pseudomonadacae bacteria. They are characterized as being Gram-negative, motile by at least one polar flagella, positive catalase, non-spore froming, aerobic or facultative anaerobic rods.
  • Pseudomonas syringae; A Pseudomonas species. A Gram-negative, polar-flagellated, rod shaped bacteria. Organisms are classified into this species of Pseudomonas based on their ribosomal RNA sequences.