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Isolation of Brucella microti from mandibular lymph nodes of red foxes, Vulpes vulpes, in lower Austria.
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PMID:  18973444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
From the mandibular lymph nodes of wild red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) hunted in the region of Gmünd, Lower Austria, two gram-negative, oxidase- and urease-positive, coccoid rod-shaped bacteria (strains 257 and 284) were isolated. Cells were fast growing, nonmotile, and agglutinated with monospecific anti-Brucella (M) serum. Both strains were biochemically identified as Ochrobactrum anthropi by using the API 20NE test. However, sequencing of the 16S rRNA and recA genes clearly identified strains 257 and 284 as Brucella spp. Further molecular analysis by omp2a/b gene sequencing, multilocus sequence typing and multilocus variable number tandem repeats analysis revealed Brucella microti, a recently described Brucella species that has originally been isolated from diseased common voles (Microtus arvalis) in South Moravia, Czech Republic in 2000. Our findings demonstrate that B. microti is prevalent in a larger geographic area covering the region of South Moravia and parts of Lower Austria. Foxes could have become infected by ingestion of infected common voles.
Holger Christian Scholz; Erwin Hofer; Gilles Vergnaud; Philippe Le Fleche; Adrian M Whatmore; Sascha Al Dahouk; Martin Pfeffer; Monika Krüger; Axel Cloeckaert; Herbert Tomaso
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vector borne and zoonotic diseases (Larchmont, N.Y.)     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1557-7759     ISO Abbreviation:  Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis.     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-17     Completed Date:  2009-07-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100965525     Medline TA:  Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology, Munich, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins / genetics
Brucella / classification,  genetics,  isolation & purification*
Brucellosis / epidemiology,  microbiology,  veterinary*
Czech Republic / epidemiology
Lymph Nodes / microbiology*
Ochrobactrum anthropi / classification,  isolation & purification
RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
Rec A Recombinases / genetics
Sequence Analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins; 0/RNA, Ribosomal, 16S; EC 2.7.7.-/Rec A Recombinases

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