Agricultural Use of Burkholderia (Pseudomonas) cepacia: A Threat to Human Health?
Alison Holmes* , John Govan†, and Richard Goldstein‡
Author affiliations: *Imperial College School of Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, London, United Kingdom; †University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh, United Kingdom; ‡Maxwell Finland Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, BostonUniversity School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Figure 1. B. cepacia causes an onion rot known as slippery skin (1). The onions shown were inoculated with three strains of B. cepacia. Rot occurred in onion1 (left), which was inoculated with strain originally isolated from onions. Rot did not occur with environmental isolates tested or with strains from CF lung.
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