Burkholderia dolosa

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Burkholderia dolosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Beta Proteobacteria
Order: Burkholderiales
Family: Burkholderiaceae
Genus: Burkholderia
Species: B. dolosa
Binomial name
Burkholderia dolosa
Vermis et al. 2004

Burkholderia dolosa is a species of proteobacteria. It is a member of the Burkholderia cepacia complex. This particular strain is highly drug resistant and found primarily in immunocompromised patients. It was originally identified in several cystic fibrosis patients at Boston Children's Hospital, and is believed to exist in only three hospitals worldwide; Boston, Texas, and England. And now Duke and University of Michigan.

For more information: (<http://web.archive.org/web/20120502184202/http://www.focushms.com/features/bacterial-genes-tell-the-tale-of-an-outbreak%E2%80%99s-evolution/>)

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