Query: NC_015381:4114469 Burkholderia gladioli BSR3 chromosome 1, complete sequence Lineage: Burkholderia gladioli; Burkholderia; Burkholderiaceae; Burkholderiales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Together with Burkholderia glumae, B. gladioli is a causal agent in rice sheath rot and rice grain rot. The occurrence of B. gladioli has been wide-spread in many countries and considered as potential pathogens for great damage in rice production.
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General Information: This organism, like other myxobacteria, undergoes a complex development and differentiation pathway. When cell density increases, the organism switches to "social motility" where aggregates of cells can gather together into masses termed fruiting bodies that may consist of up to 100 000 cells. The motility system is not dependent on flagella like most bacteria, but instead relies on twitching pili: short extracellular appendages that may function analogously to oars in a rowboat. The myxobacteria have proved to be a rich source of novel natural products. Myxococcus fulvus produces a number of antibacterial, antifungal and cytotoxic substances which are being studies for therapeutic applications.