mucoid Pseudomonas aeruginosa


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mucoid Pseudomonas aeruginosa

A variant of P. aeruginosa that resists both phagocytosis and antibiotic treatment by secreting a slimy protective coating (alginate slime). It is more virulent than nonmucoid-secreting forms of P. aeruginosa and often colonizes patients with bronchiectasis or cystic fibrosis.
See also: Pseudomonas