Reclassification of Paraburkholderia panaciterrae (Farh et al. 2015) Dobritsa & Samadpour 2016 as a later synonym of Paraburkholderia ginsengiterrae (Farh et al. 2015) Dobritsa & Samadpour 2016

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2016 Oct;66(10):4085-4087. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.001314. Epub 2016 Jul 15.


Whole-genome sequencing and PFGE analysis of Paraburkholderia ginsengiterrae DCY85T and Paraburkholderia panaciterrae DCY85-1T showed these strains are highly similar and may even be clones of the same strain. The PFGE patterns of XbaI-, AvaII-, and SpeI-digested genomic DNA of the two strains were indistinguishable. Based on the priority of valid publications of the species basonyms, Burkholderia ginsengiterrae and Burkholderia panaciterrae, it is proposed to reclassify P. panaciterrae as a later synonym of P. ginsengiterrae. The P. ginsengiterrae description was emended by replacing the DNA G+C content value of 66.0 mol%, which is higher than the 65 mol% considered the threshold for species of the genus Paraburkholderia, with the value of 62.4-62.5 mol%, calculated as the mean DNA G+C content of the draft genomes of strains DCY85-1T and DCY85T.

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Base Composition
  • Burkholderia / classification*
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • Phylogeny*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA


  • DNA, Bacterial