Whole-genome sequencing confirms that Burkholderia pseudomallei multilocus sequence types common to both Cambodia and Australia are due to homoplasy

Birgit De Smet, Derek S Sarovich, Erin P Price, Mark Mayo, Vanessa Theobald, Chun Kham, Seiha Heng, Thong Phe, Matthew T G Holden, Julian Parkhill, Sharon J Peacock, Brian G Spratt, Jan Jacobs, Peter Vandamme, Bart J Currie

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Burkholderia pseudomallei isolates with shared multilocus sequence types (STs) have not been isolated from different continents. We identified two STs shared between Australia and Cambodia. Whole-genome analysis revealed substantial diversity within STs, correctly identified the Asian or Australian origin, and confirmed that these shared STs were due to homoplasy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-326
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number1
Early online date12 Nov 2014
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015

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