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Volume 27, Number 11—November 2021
Research Letter

Nonclonal Burkholderia pseudomallei Population in Melioidosis Case Cluster, Sri Lanka

Himali S. Jayasinghearachchi, Vaithehi R. Francis, Harindra D. Sathkumara, Shivankari Krishnananthasivam, Jayanthi Masakorala, Thilini Muthugama, Aruna D. De SilvaComments to Author , and Enoka M. CoreaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka (H.S. Jayasinghearachchi, T. Muthugama, A.D. De Silva); Eastern University, Vantharumoolai, Sri Lanka (V.R. Francis); Genetech Research Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka (H.D. Sathkumara, S. Krishnananthasivam); University of Colombo, Colombo (J. Masakorala, E.M. Corea)

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Characteristics of Burkholderia pseudomallei isolates from cluster cases of melioidosis after heavy rain, Sri Lanka*

Characteristic Isolate 114 Isolate 122 Isolate133
Sequence type 594 594 594
BimA allele type
No. prophages in chromosome 1 6 1 6
No. prophages in chromosome 2
No. intact phages 0 2 0
Presence or absence of intact prophage PHAGE_Burkho_phiE202_NC_009234
GIs identified GI1, GI4, GI5, GI6, GI7, GI8, GI9, GI8.i, GI8.ii, GI11, GI12, GI13, GI14, GI16 GI1. GI2, GI4, GI6, GI7, GI8, GI8.i, GI8.ii, GI11, GI12, GI13, GI14, GI16 GI1, GI4, GI6, GI7, GI8, GI8.i, GI8.ii, GI11, GI12, GI13, GI14, GI16
GIs located next to tRNA genes GI7 GI2, GI4 GI7, GI8
GIs containing phage or site-specific integrases GI4, GI7, GI15i GI7, GI15i GI4, GI7, GI15i
GIs containing prophage DNA GI7, GI4, GI15i, GI13 GI2, GI7, GI15i, GI13 GI4, GI7, GI15i, GI13
No. transposable elements in GI8 7 6 6
New GI15i
No. integrases 2 2 2

*BTFC, B. thailandensis–like flagellum and chemotaxis; GI, genomic island.

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