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Deletion in the gene BruAb2_0168 of Brucella abortus strains : diagnostic challenges

Dean, A. S. and Schelling, E. and Bonfoh, B. and Kulo, A. E. and Boukaya, G. A. and Pilo, P.. (2014) Deletion in the gene BruAb2_0168 of Brucella abortus strains : diagnostic challenges. Clinical microbiology and infection, Vol. 20, H. 9 , O550-O553.

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Abstract

Three Brucella abortus strains were isolated from joint hygromas from cows in northern Togo. Two deletions in the 5' side of the gene BruAb2_0168 were identified. As this gene is used for species identification, these deletions have consequences for diagnostic procedures. Multiple locus variable number of tandem repeat (VNTR) analysis was therefore performed for species identification. The strains showed unique VNTR profiles, providing some of the first genotypic data from West Africa. More molecular and epidemiological data are needed from the region, in order to better understand transmission patterns and develop suitable diagnostic assays.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Human and Animal Health > Mobile Populations and Health (Schelling)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
UniBasel Contributors:Schelling, Esther and Bonfoh, Bassirou
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Blackwell
ISSN:1198-743X
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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