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Table 4 Diversity within Brucella species and identification of species-specific polymorphisms.

From: Characterisation of the genetic diversity of Brucella by multilocus sequencing

  Number of STs Number of intraspecies polymorphisms Species specific polymorphisms
B. abortus 6 14 (4 without ST6 Tulya) 2 (aroA-647; omp25-3627)
B. melitensis 6 5 11 (gap-163; gap – 323; glk – 1227; glk – 1403; trpE-3048; cobQ-3387; omp25-3499; omp25 – 3828; int-hyp- 4064; int-hyp – 4260; int-hyp-4356)
B. ovis 1 0 6 (aroA-1085; glk-1557; glk-1578; cobQ-3363; omp25-3745; omp25-3864)
B. suis 6 12 (9 without ST19 biovar 5) 0 (none specific for all B. suis though there are polymorphisms specific for biovars 2 and 5)
B. canis 2 1 1 (omp25-3715)
B. neotomae 1 0 3 (trpE-2798;omp25 – 3498; omp25-3845)
Marine mammal Brucella 5 8 1 (trpE-2858)