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Table 1 Brucella strains studied (reference and field strains)

From: Evaluation and selection of tandem repeat loci for a Brucella MLVA typing assay

Reference and marine strains  
Species Biovar Strain Host
B. abortus 1 544 (ATCC 23448; BCCN R4)a Cattle
B. abortus 2 86/8/59 (ATCC 23449; BCCN R5)a Cattle
B. abortus 3 Tulya (ATCC 23450; BCCN R6)a Human
B. abortus 4 292 (ATCC 23451; BCCN R7)a Cattle
B. abortus 5 B3196 (ATCC 23452; BCCN R8)a Cattle
B. abortus 6 870 (ATCC 23453; BCCN R9)a Cattle
B. abortus 9 C68 (ATCC 23455; BCCN R11)a Cattle
B. melitensis 1 16 M (ATCC 23456; BCCN R1)a Goat
B. melitensis 2 63/9 (ATCC 23457; BCCN R2)a Goat
B. melitensis 3 Ether (ATCC 23458; BCCN R3)a Goat
B. suis 1 1330 (ATCC 23444; BCCN R12)a Swine
B. suis 2 Thomsen (ATCC 23445; BCCN R13)a Swine
B. suis 3 686 (ATCC 23446; BCCN R14)a Swine
B. suis 4 40 (ATCC 23447; BCCN R15)a Reindeer
B. suis 5 513 (BCCN R21)a Wild rodent
B. ovis   63/290 (ATCC 25840; BCCN R17)a Sheep
B. canis   RM6/66 (ATCC 23365; BCCN R18)a Dog
B. neotomae   5K33 (ATCC 23459; BCCN R16)a Desert rat
B. pinnipediae   B2/94 (BCCN 94-73) Common seal
B. cetaceae   B1/94 (BCCN 94-74) Porpoise
B. cetaceae   B14/94 (BCCN 94-75) Common Dolphin
Overview of the 236 additional isolates  
Species Biovar Number of isolates investigated  
B. abortus 1 14  
B. abortus 3 20  
B. abortus 4 1  
B. abortus 6 5  
B. abortus 7 2  
B. abortus 9 2  
B. abortus (rough) 1  
B. melitensis 1 13  
B. melitensis 2 13  
B. melitensis 3 11  
B. melitensis (atypical) 1  
B. melitensis (rough) 2  
B. suis 1 13  
B. suis 2 87  
B. suis 3 5  
B. suis 4 5  
B. suis 5 1  
B. suis (rough) 1  
B. ovis   23  
B. canis   16  
total   236  
  1. a: Reference strain
  2. ATCC, American type culture collection
  3. BCCN, Brucella culture collection, Nouzilly, France