Table 1.

Brucella strains used in this study

Species and strainaBiovarHost or sourceGeographic origin
B. melitensis
 16M (ATCC 23456; BCCN R1)b 1GoatUnited States
 63/9 (ATCC 23457; BCCN R2)b 2GoatTurkey
 Ether (ATCC 23458; BCCN R3)b 3GoatItaly
B. suis
 1330 (ATCC 23444; BCCN R12)b 1SwineUnited States
 Thomsen (ATCC 23445; BCCN R13)b 2SwineDenmark
 686 (ATCC 23446; BCCN R14)b 3SwineUnited States
 40 (ATCC 23447; BCCN R15)b 4ReindeerFormer USSR
 513 (BCCN R21)b 5Wild rodentFormer USSR
B. ovis
 63/290 (ATCC 25840; BCCN R17)b SheepAfrica
 Reo 198 (BCCN R22)SheepUnited States
 BCCN 76.250SheepFrance
 BCCN 91.264SheepArgentina
 020SheepNew Zealand
B. canis RM6/66 (ATCC 23365; BCCN R18)b DogUnited States
B. neotomae 5K33 (ATCC 23459; BCCN R16)b Desert ratUnited States
  • a ATCC, American Type Culture Collection; BCCN, Brucella Culture Collection.

  • b Reference strain.