Burkholderia pseudomallei type G in Western Hemisphere

Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 Apr;20(4):682-4. doi: 10.3201/eid2004.130960.


Burkholderia pseudomallei isolates from the Western Hemisphere are difficult to differentiate from those from regions in which melioidosis is traditionally endemic. We used internal transcribed spacer typing to determine that B. pseudomallei isolates from the Western Hemisphere are consistently type G. Knowledge of this relationship might be useful for epidemiologic investigations.

Keywords: Burkholderia pseudomallei; Western Hemisphere; bacteria; internal transcribed spacer; melioidosis; molecular typing; type G.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Typing Techniques / methods
  • Burkholderia pseudomallei / genetics*
  • Burkholderia pseudomallei / isolation & purification*
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics


  • DNA, Bacterial