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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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Brucella abortus is the most important cause of bovine brucellosis, while both Brucella melitensis and Brucella ovis cause brucellosis in sheep.
Brucella ovis: Affects sheep, causing ovine brucellosis.
In small ruminants, significant reproductive losses are usually caused by Brucella melitensis and Brucella ovis. Although the prevalence of this disease varies widely from country to country, small ruminant brucellosis is mostly caused by B.
Role of the Omp25/Omp31 family in outer membrane properties and virulence of Brucella ovis. Infect.
Fetal maceration associated with brucella ovis infection in a yankassa ewe.
Quorum- sensing and BvrR/BvrS regulation, the Type IV secretion system, cyclic glucans, and BacA in the virulence of Brucella ovis: similarities to and differences from smooth Brucellae.
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.
Brucella species lacking the major outer membrane protein Omp25 are attenuated in mice and protect against Brucella melitensis and Brucella ovis. Vet Microbiol.
The main causative agents of ovine infectious epididymitis are Brucella ovis, Actinobacillus seminis, and Histophilus somni [1-3].