Table 1.

Investigated strains

OrganismStrain designation or origina
B. vietnamiensis LMG 10929T, LMG 6998, LMG 6999, CF isolateb
B. cepacia DSM 50181, ATCC 25416T, LMG 7000, LMG 12614, LMG 12615, LMG 14294, CF isolatesc
B. multivorans LMG 14280, LMG 14293, CF isolatesd
B. gladioli DSM 4285, CF isolatese
B. mallei ATCC 23344T, ATCC 15310, ATCC 10399
B. pseudomallei ATCC 23343T, ATCC 15682, NCTC 1691, clinical isolatesf
R. pickettii ATCC 27511T, clinical isolateg
  • a DSM, Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH, Braunschweig, Federal Republic of Germany; LMG, Laboratorium voor Microbiologie, Universiteit Gent, Gent, Belgium; ATCC, American Type Culture Collection, Rockville, Md.; NCTC, National Collection of Type Cultures, Central Public Health Laboratory, London, England.

  • b Strain from The Netherlands (n = 1).

  • c Strains from Germany (n = 34), The Netherlands (n = 2), and the United Kingdom (n = 6).

  • d Strains from Germany (n = 60), The Netherlands (n = 11), and Denmark (n = 8).

  • e Strains from Germany (n = 2) and Canada (n = 3).

  • f Strains from Germany (n = 1) and Switzerland (n = 1).

  • g Strain from Germany (n = 1).