Species distribution and ribotype diversity of Burkholderia cepacia complex isolates from French patients with cystic fibrosis

J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Oct;42(10):4824-7. doi: 10.1128/JCM.42.10.4824-4827.2004.


A total of 153 Burkholderia cepacia strains obtained from 153 French patients with cystic fibrosis were identified as Burkholderia multivorans (51.6%) or Burkholderia cenocepacia (45.1%). Eighty-two genotypes were identified using PvuII and EcoRI ribotyping. B. multivorans genotype A (found in 32 French patients) and two other genotypes were also identified among isolates from Austrian, German, Italian, and Canadian patients.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Burkholderia Infections / epidemiology*
  • Burkholderia Infections / microbiology
  • Burkholderia cepacia complex / classification*
  • Burkholderia cepacia complex / genetics
  • Burkholderia cepacia complex / isolation & purification*
  • Cystic Fibrosis / epidemiology*
  • Cystic Fibrosis / microbiology
  • Deoxyribonuclease EcoRI
  • Deoxyribonucleases, Type II Site-Specific
  • France / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Ribotyping*
  • Species Specificity


  • Deoxyribonuclease EcoRI
  • CAGCTG-specific type II deoxyribonucleases
  • Deoxyribonucleases, Type II Site-Specific