Burkholderia oklahomensis sp. nov., a Burkholderia pseudomallei-like species formerly known as the Oklahoma strain of Pseudomonas pseudomallei

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2006 Sep;56(Pt 9):2171-2176. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.63991-0.


C6786, the clinical isolate of the 'Oklahoma' strain of Pseudomonas (now Burkholderia) pseudomallei, was originally isolated in 1973 from a wound infection resulting from a farming accident in Oklahoma, USA. Environmental isolates C7532 and C7533 from the Oklahoma accident site were found to match C6786. These three isolates and a clinical isolate originally identified as B. pseudomallei that was recovered from a person in Georgia, USA, involved in an automobile accident were characterized by biochemical, 16S rRNA gene sequencing, multilocus sequence typing and DNA-DNA hybridization analyses. Results indicated that these strains comprise a novel species. The name Burkholderia oklahomensis sp. nov. is proposed, with strain C6786(T) (=LMG 23618(T)=NCTC 13387(T)=CCUG 51349(T)) as the type strain.

MeSH terms

  • Burkholderia / classification
  • Burkholderia / genetics
  • Burkholderia / isolation & purification
  • Burkholderia pseudomallei / classification*
  • Burkholderia pseudomallei / genetics
  • DNA, Bacterial / analysis
  • Humans
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Nucleic Acid Hybridization
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / analysis*
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics


  • DNA, Bacterial
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S

Associated data

  • GENBANK/DQ108388
  • GENBANK/DQ108389
  • GENBANK/DQ108390
  • GENBANK/DQ108391
  • GENBANK/DQ108392