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Burkholderia

(berk'hol-der'ē-ă),
A genus of motile, non-spore-forming gram-negative rods, containing significant species of human pathogens formerly classified as members of the genus Pseudomonas.

Burkholderia

/Burk·hol·de·ria/ (burk″hol-der´e-ah) a genus of gram-negative bacteria of the family Pseudomonadaceae, comprising pathogens formerly classified in the genus Pseudomonas. B. cepa´cia (the type species) is an opportunistic pathogen, causing various nosocomial infections, and B. pseudomal´lei causes melioidosis.

Burkholderia

[bərk′holdēr′ēə]
a genus of gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacteria that includes several species formerly classified in the genus Pseudomonas, including the agents of glanders and melioidosis. The bacteria are both human and plant pathogens. Their role in the biodegradation of polychlorinated biphenols also makes them important environmental bacteria.

Burk·hol·der·i·a

(bŭrk-hol-der'ē-ă)
A genus of motile, nonfermentative, non-spore-forming gram-negative rods, containing significant species of human pathogens; formerly classified as in the genus Pseudomonas.

Burkholderia

a genus of gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacteria.

Burkholderia mallei
the causative agent of glanders, a disease of horses that is communicable to humans. Previously called Pseudomonas mallei.
Burkholderia pseudomallei
the causative agent of melioidosis, a disease of rodents occasionally transmitted to all domestic animal species and humans. Formerly called Pseudomonas pseudomallei.