Chris Fields cjfields at jove.acs.unt.edu
Fri Dec 12 03:03:04 EST 1997

Also, many fundamental differences were noted between the bacteria now
classified as Burkholderia and Pseudomonas.  In my field (pyrimidine
metabolism), Burkholderia is more like the enteric bacteria than a pseudomonad.

Gary Lum wrote:

> Cynthia wrote:
> > Why has Pseudomonas cepacia, mallei and gladioli been reclassified out of
> > the Pseudomonas group??What is this based on?
> They (including _B. pseudomallei_) were in the same RNA group within
> genus _Pseudomonas_.  It was decided to break up this system and this
> group was renamed with the genus _Burkholderia_.
> Regards
> Gary
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C. J. Fields
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The University of North Texas
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