Robert L. Kent


Antibiotic properties of the genus Pseudomonas have long been known, but a review of the literature indicates that Pseudomonas aeruginosa has received more attention than any of the other species. This work began as an attempt to obtain other species of Pseudomonas which possess antibiotic properties. This objective was accomplished in the demonstration of antibiotic activity in two cultures of Pseudomonas kept as stock cultures by the Botany Department of Butler University. The first was culture 34 which resembles Pseudomonas incognito in behavior, and the second, culture 51 which in many ways is similar to Pseudomonas myxogenes.