Use of ribotyping and random amplified polymorphic DNA to differentiate isolates of Burkholderia andropogonis
Article first published online: 7 JUL 2008
Journal of Applied Microbiology
Volume 91, Issue 4, pages 686–696, October 2001
How to Cite
Bagsic-Opulencia, R.D. , Hayward, A.C. and Fegan, M. (2001), Use of ribotyping and random amplified polymorphic DNA to differentiate isolates of Burkholderia andropogonis. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 91: 686–696. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2672.2001.01418.x
- Issue published online: 7 JUL 2008
- Article first published online: 7 JUL 2008
Aims: The aim of this study was to determine the genetic diversity among isolates of Burkholderia andropogonis from various host plant species and geographic locations.
Methods and Results: Both random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) and ribotyping analyses were used to assess the diversity of B. andropogonis isolates and compare these results with pathogenicity assays carried out on a number of common hosts of the organism.
Conclusions: Both RAPD and ribotyping analyses revealed a high level of genetic diversity between isolates of B. andropogonis. Both methods demonstrated a similar clustering of isolates. However, there was no strict correlation between the genetic diversity revealed and the original host, geographic location or pathogenicity of the isolates.
Significance and Impact of the Study: This is the first report on the genetic diversity of isolates of B. andropogonis. The great degree of diversity revealed in this study contrasts with the lack of phenotypic diversity within this species.