Burkholderia species - Overview

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Phylum Proteobacteria
Class Beta Proteobacteria
Order Burkholderiales
Family Burkholderiaceae
Genus Burkholderia
Burkholderia pseudomallei colonies on Ashdown agar. (Gak 2008, Wikimedia commons)

The Burkholderia species are Gram-negative rods. They are obligate aerobes and are oxidase and catalase positive. The genus includes animal, human and plant pathogens.

Some species of Burkholderia bacteria are motile, including Burkholderia pseudomallei, as it has polar flagellae.

The Burkholderia species were previously part of the Pseudomonas genus.

See here for a list of Burkholderia species

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