Volatile-sulfur-compound profile distinguishes Burkholderia pseudomallei from Burkholderia thailandensis

Tim Inglis, Dorothee Hahne, A.J. Merritt, Michael Clarke

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Copyright © 2015, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved. Solid-phase microextraction gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (SPME-GCMS) was used to show that dimethyl sulfide produced by Burkholderia pseudomallei is responsible for its unusual truffle-like smell and distinguishes the species from Burkholderia thailandensis. SPME-GCMS can be safely used to detect dimethyl sulfide produced by agar-grown B. pseudomallei.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1009-1011
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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