Brucella

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Related to Brucella suis: Brucella melitensis, Brucella abortus

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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Completion of the genome sequence of Brucella abortus and comparison to the highly similar genomes of Brucella melitensis and Brucella suis.
Traditional Agents associated with biological warfare biocrimes and agents bioterrorism Pathogens Bacillus anthracis(b) Ascaris suum Brucella suis Bacillus anthracis(b) Coxiella burnetii(b) Coxiella burnetii(b) Francisella tularensis Giardia lamblia Smallpox HIV Viral encephalitides Rickettsia prowazekii Viral hemorrhagic (typhus) fevers(b) Yersinia pestis(b) Salmonella Typhimurium Salmonella typhi Shigella species Schistosoma species Vibrio cholerae Viral hemorrhagic fevers (Ebola)(b) Yellow fever virus Yersinia enterocolitica Yersinia pestis(b) Toxins Botulinum(b) Botulinum(b) Ricin(b) Cholera endotoxin Staphylococcal Diphtheria toxin enterotoxin B Nicotine Ricin(b) Snake toxin Tetrodotoxin Anti-crop Rice blast agents Rye stern mst Wheat stem mst
The bomb fill contained nonviable gram-negative bacteria (identified as Brucella suis by strain-specific PCR); soil samples tested positive for Brucella DNA and antigens and cultures yielded normal commensal flora but no growth of Brucella sp.