Query: NC_010623:72500 Burkholderia phymatum STM815 chromosome 2, complete sequence Lineage: Burkholderia phymatum; Burkholderia; Burkholderiaceae; Burkholderiales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: This strain was isolated from a root nodule of Machaerium lunatum in French Guiana. This species forms a symbiotic relationship with tropical legumes, where it is involved with nirogen fixation in the root nodules.
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General Information: This species is an opportunistic pathogen and can cause pneumonia, bacteremia, and melioidosis. It is normally found in terrestrial environments and has been recovered from rice paddies and moist tropical soil. It is endemic in Asia and Australia, but can be found in other parts of the world. The organism can exist intracellularly and can spread through the bloodstream (bacteremia).