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Syst Appl Microbiol. 2013 Oct;36(7):483-9. doi: 10.1016/j.syapm.2013.06.003. Epub 2013 Jul 16.

Burkholderia pseudomultivorans sp. nov., a novel Burkholderia cepacia complex species from human respiratory samples and the rhizosphere.

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Laboratory of Microbiology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.


Eleven Burkholderia cepacia-like isolates of human clinical and environmental origin were examined by a polyphasic approach including recA and 16S rRNA sequence analysis, multilocus sequence analysis (MLSA), DNA base content determination, fatty acid methyl ester analysis, and biochemical characterization. The results of this study demonstrate that these isolates represent a novel species within the B. cepacia complex (Bcc) for which we propose the name Burkholderia pseudomultivorans. The type strain is strain LMG 26883(T) (=CCUG 62895(T)). B. pseudomultivorans can be differentiated from other Bcc species by recA gene sequence analysis, MLSA, and several biochemical tests including growth at 42°C, acidification of sucrose and adonitol, lysine decarboxylase and β-galactosidase activity, and esculin hydrolysis.


Bcc; Burkholderia cepacia complex; Burkholderia pseudomultivorans; CF; Divergence; MLSA; Multilocus sequence typing; Polyphasic taxonomy; cystic fibrosis; multilocus sequence analysis

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