Whole-genome sequencing confirms that Burkholderia pseudomallei multilocus sequence types common to both Cambodia and Australia are due to homoplasy

Birgit De Smet, Derek S Sarovich, Erin P Price, Mark Mayo, Vanessa Theobald, Chun Kham, Seiha Heng, Phe Thong, Matthew T G Holden, Julian Parkhill, Sharon J Peacock, Brian G Spratt, Jan A Jacobs, Peter Vandamme, Bart J Currie

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Abstract

Burkholderia pseudomallei isolates with shared multilocus sequence types (STs) have not been isolated from different continents. We identified two STs shared between Australia and Cambodia. Whole-genome analysis revealed substantial diversity within STs, correctly identified the Asian or Australian origin, and confirmed that these shared STs were due to homoplasy.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume53
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)323-326
Number of pages4
ISSN0095-1137
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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