An epidemic Burkholderia cepacia complex strain identified in soil

@article{Lipuma2002AnEB,
  title={An epidemic Burkholderia cepacia complex strain identified in soil},
  author={John J. Lipuma and Theodore Spilker and Tom Coenye and Carlos Gonzalez},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2002},
  volume={359},
  pages={2002-2003}
}
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