Whole-Genome Assemblies of 16 Burkholderia pseudomallei Isolates from Rivers in Laos
Liechti N., Zimmermann RE., Zopfi J., Robinson MT., Pierret A., Ribolzi O., Rattanavong S., Davong V., Newton PN., Wittwer M., Dance DAB.
We report 16 Burkholderia pseudomallei genomes, including 5 new multilocus sequence types, isolated from rivers in Laos. The environmental bacterium B. pseudomallei causes melioidosis, a serious infectious disease in tropical and subtropical regions. The isolates are geographically clustered in one clade from around Vientiane, Laos, and one clade from further south.