Characterisation of Brucella abortus biovar 3 isolates from Turkey as biovar 3b

Ica T., Aydin F., Erdenlig S., Guler L., Bueyuekcangaz E.

VETERINARY RECORD, vol.163, no.22, pp.659-661, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 163 Issue: 22
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1136/vr.163.22.659
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.659-661
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Between 2002 and 2007, 75 strains of Brucella abortus were isolated from aborted bovine fetuses collected from several regions of Turkey. The isolates were all identified as B abortus biovar 3 by conventional methods. However, when they were analysed by enhanced AMOS-ERY PCR, a 5-4 kb deletion, different from that in the Tulya strain (B abortus biovar 3, ATCC 23450), was identified in all of them. As a result, they were subtyped as B abortus biovar 3b.