Chapter 2

History and Etymology

M. Mahmoudi, S. Ghafourian*, N. Sadeghifard and B. Badakhsh


The greenish-blue color dye on the wounds and bandages of patients was the first characteristic that attracted the attention of researchers in the discovery of this bacterium. Eventually, in 1882, a French pharmacist, Carle Gessard discovered P. aeruginosa from colored cutaneous wounds. He also suggested that this bacterium may be associated with many diseases. Over time, this bacterium found its special niche in the biological and medical sciences due to the complexity, the production of various extracellular products, and the lack of information on how exactly the disease is caused. Along with these findings, several names were assigned to this bacillus bacterium. Finally,Pseudomonas aeruginosa was assigned based on the meaning and concept of title root and appearance of the bacterium. In a general sense, Pseudomonas aeruginosa was referred to the identical units of cells that produced a significant amount of greenish-blue color.

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