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Brucella intermedia

Brucella intermedia

Catalogue No.

NCTC 12171

Current Name

Brucella intermedia

Type Strain

Type Strain

Original Strain Reference

CNS 2-75


Comment on Organism Name: “In 2020, all species in the genus Ochrobactrum were re-affiliated to the genus Brucella. This change in nomenclature is based on a whole genome phylogenetic tree and doesn’t reflect a recognition that taxa previously considered within the genus Ochrobactrum are similarly pathogenic or harmful as the classical Brucella species, e.g. Brucella melitensis. Please see the ACDP guidelines, NCTC biosafety responsibility statement, and Culture Collections’ terms and conditions of supply.”

General Info


(Velasco et al. 1998) Hördt et al. 2020

Other Collection Numbers

BCCM:3301, CCUG:24694, CIP:105838, CNS:2-75, CNS:2-75, DSM:17986, IFO:15820, LMG:3301, NBRC:15820, CL 350/83



Hazard Group (ACDP)

Hazard Group (ACDP) 2

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Nutrient agar, 24 hours, 37°C, O₂

Biological and Genomic Info

Gram Stain Result


Strain Data

(LMG 3301, CL 350/83) B. Holmes, NCTC in 1988 / K. Kersters, LMG / Institut Pasteur, Paris / Blood culture / Holmes, B. et al. (1988) Int. J. syst, Bact. 38, 406

Additional Info

Accession Date


Isolated From

Blood culture, Institut Pasteur, Paris

Previous Catalogue Name

Deposited as: Ochrobactrum anthropiOchrobactrum intermedium


Extended Bibliography

VELASCO (J.), ROMERO (C.), LÓPEZ-GOÑI (I.), LEIVA (J.), DÍAZ (R.) and MORIYÓN (I.), (1998), Evaluation of the relatedness of Brucella spp. and Ochrobactrum anthropi and description of Ochrobactrum intermedium sp. nov., a new species with a closer relationship to Brucella spp., Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 759-768,

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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