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Expanded range of Burkholderia species in Australia.

Authors
  • Levy, Avram
  • Merritt, Adam J
  • Aravena-Roman, Max
  • Hodge, Meredith M
  • Inglis, Timothy J J
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Publisher
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2008
Volume
78
Issue
4
Pages
599–604
Identifiers
PMID: 18385355
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study describes the isolation and characterization of several Burkholderia species from soil in northern Australia. Phenotypic and molecular tests indicate that these isolates belong to the species Burkholderia thailandensis and Burkholderia ubonensis. These observations significantly extend our knowledge of the geographic distribution of these 2 species. Evidence of these species in Australia has implications for bacterial identification in clinical laboratories, diagnostic serology tests, and environmental biodiversity studies.

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