Table 1

Brucella strains used

Genetic profile by:


Strain

Relevant features

RFLP IS711 AvaI-ClaIa

AMOS enhanced PCR b

Reference


B. abortus 544

Reference strain of biovar 1

A

A

[24]

B. abortus 2308

USDA challenge strain; biovar 1

B

B

[25]

B. abortus RB51

Vaccine rough derivative from 2308

C

B

[26]

B. abortus B51c

Biovar 1; milk isolate (Río Bueno, Chile; 2004)

A

A

This work

B. abortus B12c

Biovar 1; milk isolate (Río Bueno, Chile; 2004)

D

A

[10]

B. abortus B16d

Biovar 1; aborted fetus isolate (Osorno, Chile; 2002)

E

A

[10]

B. abortus B49d

Biovar 1; aborted fetus isolate (Osorno, Chile; 2000)

E

A

This work

B. abortus B50d

Biovar 1; aborted fetus isolate (Osorno, Chile; 2004)

E

A

This work

B. ovis 23/290

B. ovis reference strain

F

C

[24]

B. ceti NCTC 12891T

B. ceti type strain

Npe

Np

[27]

B. pinnipedialis NCTC 12890T

B. pinnipedialis type strain

Np

Np

[27]

B. abortus 2308 NalR

Nalidixic acid resistant derivative of 2308 strain

Np

Np

[21]


a IS profiles are shown in Figure 1.

b A, B. abortus typical pattern; B, B. abortus 2308 pattern; C, B. ovis typical pattern.

c B12 and B51 were isolated from the same sample.

d B16, B49 and B50 are strains isolated from different outbreaks in the same flock.

e Np: Not performed

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