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Isolation of Pseudomonas pseudomallei from clay layers at defined depths

Thomas, A.D., Forbes-Faulkner, J. and Parker, M. (1979) Isolation of Pseudomonas pseudomallei from clay layers at defined depths. American Journal of Epidemiology, 110 (4). pp. 515-521.

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Twelve strains of Pseudomonas pseudomallei were isolated from the soil and water of a sheep paddock over a two-year period. The organism was recovered from the clay layer of the soil profile as well as from water that seeps into this layer during the "wet" season. Five isolates were obtained before the commencement of the "wet" season; environmental factors appear to play an important role in the survival of Ps. pseudomallei during the "dry" season. Lower isolation rates were recorded than those indicated by workers in southeast Asia and Iran.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Biosecurity Queensland
Additional Information:© Oxford University Press.
Keywords:Environment; Melioidosis; Pseudomonas; infections; sheep; soil; water.
Subjects:Veterinary medicine > Veterinary bacteriology
Live Archive:13 Sep 2007
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:47

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