Growth kinetics of B. pseudomallei. A) B. pseudomallei K96243 and SDO mutant growth in LB broth containing 0, 150, 300 or 450 mM NaCl was determined by colony plate counting. The data points and error bars represent mean and standard deviation from triplicate experiments. B) B. pseudomallei K96243 and SDO mutant growth on Ashdown agar for 4 days. The colony morphology was examined using a morphotyping algorithm .