Brucella


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Brucella

[brü′sel·ə]
(microbiology)
A genus of gram-negative, aerobic bacteria of uncertain affiliation; single, nonmotile coccobacilli or short rods, all of which are parasites and pathogens of mammals.
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The genus Brucella consists of 6 recognized bacterial species (1) and 2 proposed new species recently isolated from marine mammals (2).
Brucella cultures are relatively slow growing, said Defra, and results from the further tests may not be available for at least two weeks.
Thirty HCWs (10 high-risk and 20 low-risk) completed the serial serologic testing (Table); however, the baseline serologic tests were obtained [approximately equal to] 3 weeks after the initial exposure because of the delay in identifying Brucella in the culture of the aspirate.
Brucella organizmalari bircok organi tutabilen sistemik enfeksiyona neden olur.
The serum was therefore, subjected to standard tube agglutination test (SAT--suspension of pure smooth culture of Brucella abortus strain 99 in phenol saline, IVRI, Izatnagar) to know the titre of brucella agglutinins.
Through DNA sequencing, Bricker and Ewalt found that the Brucella genome has 10 tandem repeats dispersed throughout its two chromosomes, each of which produces a distinctive genetic fingerprint.
Brucella cultures are relatively slow growing and results may not be known for two weeks.
Two animals from the Forfar farm have aborted due to Brucella abortus.
Some of the bacteria in the cheese appeared to be consistent with Brucella.
The agents most likely to be used as weapons in the commission of an act of bioterrorism include variola major (smallpox), Bacillus anthracis (anthrax), Yersinia pestis (plague), Francisella tularensis (tularemia), Brucella species (brucellosis), and Clostridium botulinum intoxication (botulism).