Query: NC_007651:72952 Burkholderia thailandensis E264 chromosome I, complete sequence Lineage: Burkholderia thailandensis; Burkholderia; Burkholderiaceae; Burkholderiales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: This organism was originally isolated from a rice field sample in Thailand. Burkholderia thailandensis is a common soil saprophyte (lives on decaying organic matter in the soil). This bacterium is very similar to the human and animal pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei but appears to be avirulent. Distinguishing the two organisms is very difficult and may depend on using monoclonal antibodies to detect differences in exopolysaccharide production.
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General Information: This organism was originally isolated from soil from Texas, USA. Iron- and sulfur-oxidizing bacterium. This organism was isolated from a biofilm obtained from a municipal wastewater treatment facility. It has subsequently been found in soil, mud, both freshwater and marine sediment, and industrial wastewater. It is a member of the beta proteobacteria and an obligate chemolithoautotroph.