A Singapore-led team used genome sequencing to look at population diversity and other patterns in the pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei, which can cause an infectious condition called melioidosis. By sequencing 106 Asian isolates of B. pseudomallei that had been collected in clinics, from environmental sources, or from animal sources in Singapore and Malaysia, the researchers identified B.

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