Table 2

Brucella strains tested for metabolic activity.

Species

Biovar

Strain

Culture collection

Host

Number of field isolates


Taxa Profile™ (570 substrates)

Micronaut™ Brucella plate (93 substrates)


1

544

NCTCa 10093

Cattle

6

8

2

86/8/59

NCTC 10501

Cattle

1

1

3

Tulya

NCTC 10502

Human

4

4

B. abortus

4

292

NCTC 10503

Cattle

5

5

5

B3196

NCTC 10504

Cattle

0

0

6

870

NCTC 10505

Cattle

3

2

7*

63175

NCTC 10506

Cattle

0

0

9

C68

NCTC 10507

Cattle

2

2


1

16 M

NCTC 10094

Goat

4

7

B. melitensis

2

63/9

NCTC 10508

Goat

5

13

3

Ether

NCTC 10509

Goat

4

10


1

1330

NCTC 10316

Swine

4

5

2

Thomsen

NCTC 10510

Swine

6

7

B. suis

3

686

NCTC 10511

Swine

1

0

4

40

AFSSAb Ref. 40

Reindeer

1

1

5

513

AFSSA Ref. 513

Wild rodent

0

0


B. canis

RM6/66

NCTC 10854

Dog

4

4

B. ovis

63/290

NCTC 10512

Sheep

2

3

B. neotomae

5K33

NCTC 10084

Desert rat

0

0

B. pinnipedialis

NCTC 12890

Common seal

7

7

B. ceti

NCTC 12891

Porpoise

0

0

B. microti

CCMc 4915

Common vole

1

9

B. inopinata

BO1

BCCNd 09-01

Human

0

0


Unknown

BfRe 11.1.001/002

Fox

0

2


Total

23 reference strains

60 field isolates

90 field isolates


Brucella reference strains and overview of field isolates tested with the Taxa Profile™ system and the newly developed Brucella specific Micronaut™ microtiter plate.

a NCTC: National Collection of Type Cultures

b AFSSA: Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments

c CCM: Czech Collection of Microorganisms

d BCCN: Brucella Culture Collection from Nouzilly

e BfR: Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung

* The authenticity of the B. abortus bv 7 reference strain has been questioned; this strain remains as a potential reference strain until an agreement will be finally reached [44].

Al Dahouk et al. BMC Microbiology 2010 10:269   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-10-269

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