Yabuuchi et al. 1993
Bacillus mallei Zopf 1885
Burkholderia mallei is a gram-negative bipolar aerobic bacterium, a Burkholderia-genus human and animal pathogen causing Glanders; the Latin name of this disease (malleus) gave name to the causative agent species. Unlike closely related Burkholderia pseudomallei and other genus members, the bacterium is nonmotile; its shape is something in between a rod and a coccus measuring some 1.5–3 μm in length and 0.5–1μm in diameter with rounded ends.
The bacterium is susceptible to numerous disinfectants including benzalkonium chloride, iodine, mercuric chloride, potassium permanganate, 1% sodium hypochlorite and ethanol. The microorganism can also be destroyed by heating or UV. Antibiotics such as streptomycin, amikacin, tetracycline, doxycycline and sulfathiazole have been reported to be effective against the bacteria in vitro.
this bacteria is one of the first to be identified containing a type VI secretion system which is important for its patogenesity 
 Mark A. Schell, Ricky L, Ulrich et al. Type VI secretion is a major virulence determinant in ?Burkholderia Mallei. Molecular Microbiology (2007) 64(6) pp1466-1485 Template:Proteobacteria-stub