TABLE 1.

Brucella strains used in the study

StrainPhenotypesCharacteristic(s) and/or source
B. suis 1330Smooth, virulentWT Brucella suis (ATCC 23444)
B. suis manB mutantRough, attenuatedB. suis manB::mTn5Km2 mini-Tn5 insertion mutant of B. suis 1330 invalidated on phosphomannose gene, kanamycin resistant
B. abortus 2308Smooth, virulentWT Brucella abortus, laboratory collection (CITA, Zaragoza, Spain)
B. abortus 45/20Rough, attenuatedVaccine strain of Brucella abortus, laboratory collection (CITA, Zaragoza, Spain)