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Research Article

Burkholderia pseudomallei Known Siderophores and Hemin Uptake Are Dispensable for Lethal Murine Melioidosis

  • Brian H. Kvitko,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Rocky Mountain Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Andrew Goodyear,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Rocky Mountain Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Katie L. Propst,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Rocky Mountain Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Steven W. Dow,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Rocky Mountain Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Herbert P. Schweizer mail

    Herbert.Schweizer@colostate.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Rocky Mountain Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Published: June 26, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001715

About the Authors

Brian H. Kvitko, Andrew Goodyear, Katie L. Propst, Steven W. Dow, Herbert P. Schweizer
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Rocky Mountain Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Herbert.Schweizer@colostate.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BHK AG KLP HPS. Performed the experiments: BHK AG KLP. Analyzed the data: BHK AG KLP SWD HPS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BHK AG KLP. Wrote the paper: BHK HPS.