Query: NC_010551:1412139 Burkholderia ambifaria MC40-6 chromosome 1, complete sequence Lineage: Burkholderia ambifaria; Burkholderia; Burkholderiaceae; Burkholderiales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: This strain was isolated from a cystic fibrosis patient. These bacteria present great versatility to adapt to diverse environments, and are capable of degrading pollutants in water and soil, and fixing atmospheric nitrogen. This species include strains isolated from cystic fibrosis patients as well as strains with potential use in biocontrol.
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General Information: This organism (HI2424; BCC1) was isolated as part of a study to find this organism in natural environments. Samples taken from fields that were planted with onions in New York in 1999 and 2000 were examined and it was discovered that isolates were the same as ones that can infect CF patients. This species (genomovar III) is part of the Burkholderia cepacia complex, which consists of 9 closely related species, also known as genomovars. These organisms are commonly found in soil and all are opportunistic pathogens espcially in cystic fibrosis patients.