Whole-genome analysis of Pandoraea species strains from cystic fibrosis patients

Jumamurat R. Bayjanov, Miquel B. Ekkelenkamp, Malbert Rc Rogers, Rafael Cantón, Barry J. Benaissa-Trouw, María Díez-Aguilar, Michael Tunney, Ad C. Fluit

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Aim: Genetic characterization of Pandoraea strains recovered from cystic fibrosis patients. Materials & methods: The whole-genome sequence of 12 Pandoraea strains was determined using Illumina technology. The position of the strains within the genus Pandoraea was analyzed using selected partial gene sequences, core genome multi-locus sequence typing and average nucleotide identity analysis. Furthermore, the sequences were annotated. Results: The results show that some strains previously identified as Pandoraea pnomenusa, Pandoraea sputorum, Pandoraea oxalativorans and Pandoraea pulmonicola belong to novel species. The strains did not harbor acquired antibiotic resistance genes but encoded an OXA-type ß-lactamase. Conclusion: The taxonomy of the genus Pandoraea needs to be revised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1357-1367
Number of pages11
JournalFuture microbiology
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 01 Nov 2019


  • cystic fibrosis
  • Pandoraea
  • taxonomy
  • WGS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)


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