Pseudomonas stutzeri is a gram-negative bacterium. It is an opportunistic pathogen in clinical settings, although infections are rare.
The versatility of P. stutzeri’s metabolism allows it to grow in a variety of conditions. It can be found in the soil and rhizosphere. Some strains of P. stutzeri are of marine origin. P. stutzeri has also been found in wastewater.
Many species of Pseudomonas have been shown to cause skin infections (Ecthyma gangrenosum) including P. stutzeri. Other cases include infections of prosthetic bone replacements.