Burkholderia phymatum

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Burkholderia phymatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Beta Proteobacteria
Order: Burkholderiales
Family: Burkholderiaceae
Genus: Burkholderia
Species: B. phymatum
Binomial name
Burkholderia phymatum
Vandamme et al. 2003

Burkholderia phymatum is a species of proteobacteria that is capable of symbiotic nitrogen fixation with the legume Machaerium lunatum and Mimosa pudica.[1] Recently, the genome (8.67 Mbp long) was sequenced, it consist of two chromosomes (3.49 and 2.7 Mbp), a megaplasmid (1.9 Mbp) and a plasmid hosting the symbiotic functions 0.56 Mbp).[2]


  1. ^ Vandamme P, Goris J, Chen WM, De Vos P, Willems A (December 2002). "Burkholderia tuberum sp. Nov. And Burkholderia phymatum sp. Nov., nodulate the roots of tropical legumes". Systematic and Applied Microbiology. 25 (4): 507–12. PMID 12583710. doi:10.1078/07232020260517634. 
  2. ^ Moulin, L.; Klonowska, A.; Caroline, B.; Booth, K.; Vriezen, JA.; Melkonian, R.; James, EK.; Young, JP.; et al. (Jun 2014). "Complete Genome sequence of Burkholderia phymatum STM815(T), a broad host range and efficient nitrogen-fixing symbiont of Mimosa species". Stand Genomic Sci. 9 (3): 763–74. PMC 4148976Freely accessible. PMID 25197461. doi:10.4056/sigs.4861021.