Whole-genome assemblies of 56 burkholderia species

Genome Announc. 2014 Nov 20;2(6):e01106-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01106-14.


Burkholderia is a genus of betaproteobacteria that includes three notable human pathogens: B. cepacia, B. pseudomallei, and B. mallei. While B. pseudomallei and B. mallei are considered potential biowarfare agents, B. cepacia infections are largely limited to cystic fibrosis patients. Here, we present 56 Burkholderia genomes from 8 distinct species.