TABLE 1

Phenotypic characteristics of B. humptydooensis sp. nov. and closely related species within the B. pseudomallei group

Biochemical reactionCharacteristic (compound present in medium or assimilated by strain)
B. pseudomallei K96243aB. thailandensis E264TB. humptydooensis sp. nov. MSMB43TB. humptydooensis sp. nov. MSMB121B. humptydooensis sp. nov. MSMB122
Tryptophan+
Arginine++
Esculin++++
PNPG+
Arabinose assimilation++++
Maltose assimilation+
  • a Data for B. pseudomallei K96243 were obtained from Wuthiekanun et al. (29).