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Table 2 Brucella strains tested for metabolic activity.

From: Differential phenotyping of Brucella species using a newly developed semi-automated metabolic system

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
  1. Brucella reference strains and overview of field isolates tested with the Taxa Profile™ system and the newly developed Brucella specific Micronaut™ microtiter plate.
  2. a NCTC: National Collection of Type Cultures
  3. b AFSSA: Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments
  4. c CCM: Czech Collection of Microorganisms
  5. d BCCN: Brucella Culture Collection from Nouzilly
  6. e BfR: Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung
  7. * 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].