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Recovery of a Burkholderia thailandensis-like isolate from an Australian water source

Gee, Jay E., Glass, Mindy B., Novak, Ryan T., Gal, Daniel, Mayo, Mark J., Steigerwalt, Arnold G., Wilkins, Patricia P. and Currie, Bart J. (2008). Recovery of a Burkholderia thailandensis-like isolate from an Australian water source. BMC Microbiology,8:54-58.

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Title Recovery of a Burkholderia thailandensis-like isolate from an Australian water source
Author Gee, Jay E.
Glass, Mindy B.
Novak, Ryan T.
Gal, Daniel
Mayo, Mark J.
Steigerwalt, Arnold G.
Wilkins, Patricia P.
Currie, Bart J.
Journal Name BMC Microbiology
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 8
ISSN 1471-2180   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 54
End Page 58
Total Pages 5
Place of Publication London, U.K.
Publisher BioMed Central Ltd.
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Background: Burkholderia thailandensis, a close relative of Burkholderia pseudomallei, has previously been reported only from Southeast Asia and North America. It is biochemically differentiated from B. pseudomallei by the ability to utilize arabinose. During the course of environmental sampling for B. pseudomallei in the Northern Territory of Australia, an isolate, MSMB 43, was recovered that is arabinose positive.

Results: Genetic analysis using 16S rDNA sequencing and DNA/DNA hybridization indicates that MSMB 43 is most similar to B. thailandensis although multi-locus sequence typing indicates that this isolate is divergent from both B. pseudomallei and other described B. thailandensis.

Conclusion: We report the isolation and initial characterization of strain MSMB 43, which is a B. thailandensis-like isolate recovered in Australia.
Keywords Burkholderia thailandensis
Burkholderia pseudomallei
ability to utilize arabinose
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