Burkholderia caryophylli

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Burkholderia caryophilli
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Beta Proteobacteria
Order: Burkholderiales
Family: Burkholderiaceae
Genus: Burkholderia
Species: B. caryophylli
Binomial name
Burkholderia caryophylli
Starr & Burkholder 1942

Phytomonas caryophylli Burkholder 1942
Pseudomonas caryophilli (Burkholder 1942) Starr and Burkholder 1942

Burkholderia caryophylli is a plant-pathogenic bacterium, which can cause wilt, foot, and root rot on carnations.[1] It is known to contain the enzyme D-threo-aldose 1-dehydrogenase, which allows it to oxidize L-glucose.[2]


  1. ^ Smith, Dunez, Lelliot, Phillips and Archer (1988) European Handbook of Plant Disease. Blackwell Scientific Publications.
  2. ^ Sasajima, K.; Sinskey, A. (1979). "Oxidation of l-glucose by a Pseudomonad". Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Enzymology. 571: 120–126. PMID 40609. doi:10.1016/0005-2744(79)90232-8.