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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.]
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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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Acute/subacute brucellosis was diagnosed based on the presence of: (1) contact with animals or fresh animal products, (2) suggestive clinical manifestations of less than one-year duration (fever, chills, sweats, fatigue, arthralgia, myalgia, relative bradycardia, splenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, and hepatomegaly), and (3) positive antibody titer (1:160) by standard tube agglutination test (against Brucella abortus, Brucella melitensis, and Brucella suis).
Bishop, "Brucella melitensis biotype 1 outbreak in goats in northern KwaZulu-Natal," Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, vol.
Zoonotic Species Preferential host potential Brucella melitensis Sheep, goat +++ Brucella abortus Cattle ++ Brucella suis Pig ++ Brucella canis Dog + Brucella ovis Sheep - Brucella neotomae Desert wood rat (Neotomae lepida) - Brucella ceti Cetaceans + Brucella pinnipedialis Seals + Brucella microti common voles (Microtus arvalis) -
Biochemical misidentification of Brucella melitensis and subsequent laboratory-acquired infections.
Wu, "RNA-seq reveals the critical role of CspA in regulating Brucella melitensis metabolism and virulence," Science China Life Sciences, vol.
Wright agglutination reaction was positive (title 1/1280), as well as the specific IgM, IgA antibodies against Brucella melitensis. The specific IgG antibodies were negative.
and Diaz, R., Comparative analyses of proteins extracted by hot saline orReleased spontaneously into outer membrane blebs fromfield strains of Brucella ovis and Brucella melitensis. Infection and Immunity, 1989; 57(5):1419-1426.
Brucellosis in bovines is mainly caused byBrucella abortus and less commonly by Brucella melitensis and Brucella suis (Anonymous 2009).
(2009), a comparison between PCR assay with serum and whole blood samples for detection and differentiation of Brucella melitensis was done.