Actin-based motility of the melioidosis pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei requires BimA. We report a high degree of conservation of bimA in 99 B. pseudomallei isolates from the area of endemicity. A geographically restricted subset of B. pseudomallei isolates harbored a B. mallei-like bimA allele (12.1%), confounding a differential diagnostic test based on amplification of species-specific bimA regions. Copyright � 2008, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Microbiology|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|