|Etymology:||Genus name: named after Sir David Bruce, who first identified the organism, which causes brucellosis. |
Species epithet: of sheep.
|Alternative Species Name(s):||Brucella melitensis biovar Ovis|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Pale honey coloured transparant colonies, which do not give hemolysis on blood agar.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||Tryptophanase -, Urease -|
|Biochemical Tests:||H2S -, Voges-Proskauer -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||Most Brucella spp. do not produce acid by fermentation of carbohydrates.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 25 species have been described within genus Brucella and this genus is closely related to genus Bartonella. From a phylogenetic point of view, B. abortus, B. canis, B. ceti, B. melitensis, B. neotome, B. ovis, B. pinnipedialis and B. suis represent the same species (B. melitensis), but due to different host specificities, they have been affiliated with different species.|
|Dissertation with bacteriological connection|
On Friday, November 24, at 09:15 Madeleine Moazzami defends her thesis with the title: "Foodborne bacteria in slaughterhouses with focus on cleaning and disinfection". The defense takes place in Lennart Kennes hall, BioCentrum, campus Ultuna. All interested parties are welcome to attend.Published 2023-11-20. Read more...