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Molecular Characterization and Identification of Burkholderia Multivorans BPSS Isolated from Fecal Contents of Pteropus Giganteus in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
International Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Volume 2, Issue 3, August 2017, Pages: 116-120
Received: Dec. 30, 2016; Accepted: Feb. 24, 2017; Published: Mar. 21, 2017
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Sushil Kumar Barolia, Cytogenetic & Endocrinology Research Laboratory Department of Zoology, College of Science, M. L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur Rajasthan, India
Preeti Singh, Cytogenetic & Endocrinology Research Laboratory Department of Zoology, College of Science, M. L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur Rajasthan, India
Deepak Kumar Sharma, Department of Microbiology C. V. A. S. Navaniya, Vallabhanagar, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
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Previous and ongoing studies have incriminated bats as reservoirs of several emerging and re-emerging zoonoses. Most of these studies, however, have focused on viral agents and neglected important bacterial pathogens. To date, there has been no report investigating the prevalence of Burkholderia multivorans spp. in bats. The Burkholderia genus, being the largest, consists of Gram-negative, forms part of the Burkholderia complex, a group of Gram negative organisms which are commonly found in soil and water. And can survive for prolonged periods in moist environments. These bacteria can act as a powerful pesticide, capable of eliminating many soil-borne plant pathogens. Many species of Burkholderia are of considerable economic importance as these serve as insecticides, cause food poisoning, produce antibiotics etc. Hence in the present study an effort has been made to elucidate the presence of Burkholderia multivorans BPSS isolated, characterized and identified from the faeces of Pteropus giganteus from Udaipur, Rajasthan India. Its phylogenetic tree has also been derived, which showed evolutionary relationship of eleven related taxa. This is the first report from Indian subcontinent correlating the role of this megachiropteran as a carrier of Burkholderia multivorans BPSS.
Pteropus Giganteus, Faeces, Burkholderia Multivorans BPSS, Phylogenetic Tree
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Sushil Kumar Barolia, Preeti Singh, Deepak Kumar Sharma, Molecular Characterization and Identification of Burkholderia Multivorans BPSS Isolated from Fecal Contents of Pteropus Giganteus in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, International Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2017, pp. 116-120. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmb.20170203.12
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