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Table 1 Brucella strains used in this study.

From: DNA polymorphism analysis of Brucella lipopolysaccharide genes reveals marked differences in O-polysaccharide biosynthetic genes between smooth and rough Brucella species and novel species-specific markers

         O-chain biosynthetic gene restriction patterns:    
         wbk region     wb region    
Species Biovar Serotype Strain Host/
source
Geographic
origin
wbkE manA
O-Ag
manC
O-Ag
manB
O-Ag
wbkF wbkD wboA wboB manB
core
wa**
Terrestrial mammal:
B. melitensis 1 M 16 M (ATCC 23456;
BCCN R1)
Goat United
States
A A A A A A A A A A
  2 A 63/9 (ATCC 23457;
BCCN R2)
Goat Turkey A A A B B A A A A A
  3 AM Ether (ATCC 23458;
BCCN R3)
Goat Italy A A A B A A A A A A
B. abortus 1 A 544 (ATCC 23448;
BCCN R4)
Cattle England A A A C A B B A A A
  2 A 86/8/59 (ATCC 23449;
BCCN R5)
Cattle England A A A C C B B A A A
  3 A Tulya (ATCC 23450; BCCN R6) Human Uganda A A A A A B B A A A
  4 M 292 (ATCC 23451;
BCCN R7)
Cattle England A A A C A B B A A A
  5 M B3196 (ATCC 23452;
BCCN R8)
Cattle England A A A C A B B A A A
  6 A 870 (ATCC 23453;
BCCN R9)
Cattle Africa A A A C A B B A A A
  9 M C68 (ATCC 23455;
BCCN R11)
Cattle England A A A C A B B A A A
   R 45/20 (BCCN V2) Cattle England A A A C C B B A A A
B. suis 1 A 1330 (ATCC 23444;
BCCN R12)
Swine United
States
A A A D A B A A A A
  2 A Thomsen (ATCC 23445;
BCCN R13)
Swine Denmark A A A E A B A A A B
  3 A 686 (ATCC 23446;
BCCN R14)
Swine United
States
A A A D A B A A A A
  4 AM 40 (ATCC 23447;
BCCN R15)
Reindeer Russia A A A D A B A A A A
  5 M 513 (BCCN R21) Wild
rodent
Russia A A A D A B A A A A
B. ovis    63/290 (ATCC 25840;
BCCN R17)
Sheep Africa A A A F A B NA NA A C
    Reo 198 (BCCN R22) Sheep United
States
A A A F A B NA NA A C
    BCCN 76–250 Sheep France A A A F A B NA NA A C
B. canis    RM6/66 (ATCC 23365;
BCCN R18)
Dog United
States
A A A D D C A A A A
    D519 (BCCN C1) Dog Madagascar A A A D D C A A A A
    BCCN 87.65 Dog Canada A A A D D C A A A A
B. neotomae   A 5K33 (ATCC 23459;
BCCN R16)
Desert
rat
United
States
A B A D A A A A A A
Marine mammal:
B. pinnipedialis   A B2/94 Common
seal
Scotland A A A G A A A A A A
B. ceti   A B1/94 Porpoise Scotland A A A G A A A A A A
  1. a ATCC, American Type Culture Collection; BCCN, Brucella Culture Collection, Nouzilly, France.
  2. NA: Not Amplified