TABLE 3.

Virulence of arabinose-utilizing B. pseudomallei strain SZ5028 in the Syrian hamster model of infection

StrainGrowth mediumLD50 (CFU)
B. pseudomallei 406eLB<10
LB + 0.4% arabinose<10
B. thailandensis E264LB>1,000
LB + 0.4% arabinose>1,000
B. pseudomallei SZ5026LB<10
LB + 0.4% arabinose<10
B. pseudomallei SZ5028LB198
LB + 0.4% arabinose94