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Research Article

The Genetic and Molecular Basis of O-Antigenic Diversity in Burkholderia pseudomallei Lipopolysaccharide

  • Apichai Tuanyok mail,

    Apichai.Tuanyok@nau.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Joshua K. Stone,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Mark Mayo,

    Affiliation: Menzies School of Health Research and Northern Territory Clinical School, Darwin, Australia

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  • Mirjam Kaestli,

    Affiliation: Menzies School of Health Research and Northern Territory Clinical School, Darwin, Australia

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  • Jeffrey Gruendike,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Shalamar Georgia,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Stephanie Warrington,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Travis Mullins,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Christopher J. Allender,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

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  • David M. Wagner,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Narisara Chantratita,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Sharon J. Peacock,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Bart J. Currie,

    Affiliation: Menzies School of Health Research and Northern Territory Clinical School, Darwin, Australia

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  • Paul Keim

    Affiliations: Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America, The Translational Genomics Research Institute, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Published: January 03, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001453

About the Authors

Apichai Tuanyok, Joshua K. Stone, Jeffrey Gruendike, Shalamar Georgia, Stephanie Warrington, Travis Mullins, Christopher J. Allender, David M. Wagner, Paul Keim
Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America
Mark Mayo, Mirjam Kaestli, Bart J. Currie
Menzies School of Health Research and Northern Territory Clinical School, Darwin, Australia
Narisara Chantratita, Sharon J. Peacock
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Paul Keim
The Translational Genomics Research Institute, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Apichai.Tuanyok@nau.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AT. Performed the experiments: AT JKS MM JG SG SW TM CJA. Analyzed the data: AT JKS MK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NC SJP. Wrote the paper: AT PK DMW SJP BJC.