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n. pl. bru·cel·lae (-sĕl′ē) or bru·cel·las
Any of various aerobic, short, rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Brucella that are pathogenic to humans and domestic animals.

[After Sir David Bruce.]


any of a genus of nonmotile bacteria that cause brucellosis
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Noun1.Brucella - an aerobic Gram-negative coccobacillus that causes brucellosis; can be used as a bioweapon
coccobacillus - a bacterial cell intermediate in morphology between a coccus and a bacillus; a very short bacillus
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Structure and properties of the outer membranes of Brucella abortus and Brucella melitensis.
Incidence of Brucella abortus and Brucella melitensis in Peshawar and identification of active and passive infection.
Keywords: Brucella melitensis, neck abscess, molecular microbiology
Brucella melitensis MucR, an orthologue of Sinorhizobium meliloti MucR, is involved in resistance to oxidative, detergent, and saline stresses and cell envelope modifications.
Brucella species lacking the major outer membrane protein Omp25 are attenuated in mice and protect against Brucella melitensis and Brucella ovis.
An overview of the eradication of Brucella melitensis from KwaZulu-Natal.
Brucella melitensis is one of the 4 recognized, land-based species of the Brucella genus that can cause disease in humans.
The next day it was washed in accordance with the procedure and incubated with polyclonal antisera: positive rabbit serum bacteria against Brucella abortus and Brucella melitensis, bovine positive and negative serum against brucellosis.
Eighty [micro]l of undiluted serum sample was put on each side of a glass slide, to each of which a drop of the Brucella abortus and Brucella melitensis colored antigen suspension were added and rocked gently for 1 minute.