The characteristics of a variant strain of Brucella melitensis Rev l
Pieterson, P.M., Gummow, B., Pefanis, S., Venter, Catharina G., and Herr, S. (1988) The characteristics of a variant strain of Brucella melitensis Rev l. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 55 . pp. 15-17.
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Circumstantial evidence is presented for the occurrence of a variant of a vaccine strain of B. melitensis Rev 1, designated "FSA"(foreign South African). FSA resembles Rev 1 in its reactions to penicillin and streptomycin but reacts closer to a field strain of B. melitensis as regards dye (thionine and basic fuchsin) sensitivity and colony size.
Although colonies of Rev 1 were consistently smaller than other B. melitensis strains, their size was 0,75 mm as opposed to the 1-2 mm reported in the literature, while B. melitensis 16M colonies were 1,25-1,5 mm as opposed to the 3-4 mm previously reported.
Rev 1 was found to be urease positive, unless a test of low sensitivity was applied.
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