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Volume 27, Number 3—March 2021
Research Letter

Misidentification of Burkholderia pseudomallei, China

Bin Wu, Xinxin Tong, Haoyan He, Yinmei Yang, Huling Chen, Xiao Yang, and Banglao XuComments to Author 
Author affiliation: Guangzhou First People’s Hospital, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

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Identification of Burkholderia pseudomallei by various detection systems, China, 2019

Detection method Identification result Characteristics
Vitek 2 Compact Aeromonas sobria 90% probability
Phoenix Alcaligenes faecalis 98% probability
Bruker Biotyper MS Burkholderia pseudomallei 2.18 score*
Vitek MS Burkholderia thailandensis 2.23 score*
API 20NE Pseudomonas fluorescens 75.8% probability
16S rRNA Burkholderia pseudomallei GenBank accession no.

*An identification score >2.0 indicates an accurate identification.

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