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International Journal of Microbiology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 121845, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/121845
Research Article

The In Vitro Antibiotic Susceptibility of Malaysian Isolates of Burkholderia pseudomallei

Bacteriology Unit, Institute for Medical Research, Jalan Pahang, 50588 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Received 7 June 2013; Revised 25 August 2013; Accepted 28 August 2013

Academic Editor: Giuseppe Comi

Copyright © 2013 Norazah Ahmad et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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