Fine-scale genetic diversity among Burkholderia pseudomallei soil isolates in northeast Thailand

Jana M. U'Ren, Heidie Hornstra, Talima R Pearson, James M. Schupp, Benjamin Leadem, Shalamar Georgia, Rasana W. Sermswan, Paul S Keim

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Burkholderia pseudomallei soil isolates from northeast Thailand were genotyped using multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat (VNTR) analysis (MLVA) and multilocus sequence typing (MLST). MLVA identified 19 genotypes within three clades, while MLST revealed two genotypes. These close genetic relationships imply a recent colonization followed by localized expansion, similar to what occurs in an outbreak situation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6678-6681
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 2007


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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology

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