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Volume 25, Number 6—June 2019

Phenotypic and Genomic Analyses of Burkholderia stabilis Clinical Contamination, Switzerland

Helena M.B. Seth-SmithComments to Author , Carlo Casanova, Rami Sommerstein, Dominik M. Meinel1, Mohamed M.H. Abdelbary2, Dominique S. Blanc, Sara Droz, Urs Führer, Reto Lienhard, Claudia Lang, Olivier Dubuis, Matthias Schlegel, Andreas Widmer, Peter M. Keller3, Jonas Marschall, and Adrian EgliComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland (H.M.B. Seth-Smith, D.M. Meinel, A. Widmer, A. Egli); University of Basel, Basel (H.M.B. Seth-Smith, D.M. Meinel, A. Egli); University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland (C. Casanova, S. Droz); Bern University Hospital, Bern (R. Sommerstein, J. Marschall); Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland (M.M.H. Abdelbary, D.S. Blanc); Biel Hospital, Biel, Switzerland (U. Führer); ADMED, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (R. Lienhard); Viollier AG, Allschwil, Switzerland (C. Lang, O. Dubuis); Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland (M. Schlegel); Swissnoso, National Center for Infection Prevention, Bern (M. Schlegel, A. Widmer, J. Marschall); University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (P.M. Keller)

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Table 1

Biochemistry of Burkholderia stabilis outbreak strain from 3 patient isolates and 1 environmental isolate collected from hospitals in Switzerland, 2015–2016*

Reaction Result No. outbreak strains with result Expected 
B. stabilis result†
Saccharose, sucrose‡ 4
β-galactosidase‡ 4
Maltose acidification + 3 +
Adonitol acidification 4 +
Ornithine decarboxylase 4 +
Lysine decarboxylase 4 +
D-mannitol 4 +
D-glucose + 4 +
D-cellobiose + 4 +
Malonate 4 +
D-sorbitol 4 +
Urease 4 + or –

*Performed using VITEK 2.
†From (26,28).
‡Specific discriminatory test for B. stabilis.

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1Current affiliation: Genetics and Genomics at Roche, Basel, Switzerland.

2Current affiliation: RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Aachen, Germany.

3Current affiliation: University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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