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Brucella abortus

Brucella abortus

Catalogue No.

NCTC 7471

Current Name

Brucella abortus

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Original Strain Reference

D 432


This pathogen is listed as a specified animal pathogen according to The Specified Animal Pathogens Order 2008. As such a SAPO licence is required to possess or work on this pathogen and is the responsibility of the customer to obtain from the HSE (UK only)  The regulation of specified animal pathogens

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Blood agar, 37°C, O₂, CO₂ required

Biological and Genomic Info


Basic fuchsin 1/100: +

Methyl violet 1/200: +

Pyronin 1/800: +


Biotype 1


Biotype 1

Gram Stain Result


Enzyme Tests

Arginine deiminase: -

Phenylalanone aminotransferase: -

Strain Data

J. C. Cruickshank, LSHTM in 1948 / Milk in UK

Colony Appearance

Smooth, Shiny

Additional Info

Accession Date




Isolated From

milk;milk in uk



Previous Catalogue Name

Brucella melitensis

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)
  • Bacterial DNA - 2µg

If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: Brucella abortus (NCTC 7471)

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