Query: NC_010681:1325632 Burkholderia phytofirmans PsJN chromosome 1, complete sequence Lineage: Burkholderia phytofirmans; Burkholderia; Burkholderiaceae; Burkholderiales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Burkholderia phytofirmans, isolated from surface-sterilized onion roots, is a plant growth-promoting bacterium. Plants inoculated with this organism have larger root systems and are more resistant to pathogens.
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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).