Whole-genome sequencing of Burkholderia pseudomallei isolates from an unusual melioidosis case identifies a polyclonal infection with the same multilocus sequence type

Erin P. Price, Derek S. Sarovich, Linda Viberg, Mark Mayo, Mirjam Kaestli, Apichai Tuanyok, Jeffrey T. Foster, Paul Keim, Talima Pearson, Bart J. Currie

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Twelve Burkholderia pseudomallei isolates collected over a 32-month period from a patient with chronic melioidosis demonstrated identical multilocus sequence types (STs). However, whole-genome sequencing suggests a polyclonal infection. This study is the first to report a mixed infection with the same ST.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-286
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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