Brucella ovis ATCC 25840

Names Brucella ovis ATCC 25840
Accession numbers NC_009504, NC_009505
Background The genus Brucella is comprised mostly of mammalian pathogens, which due to their low infectious does, aerosol transmission and treatment difficulty are classified as potential bioterrorism agents. Brucella ovis is responsible for the disease known as Contagious Epididymitis in rams. It causes an infection of the genital tract that may cause lesions which affects the quality of the semen and the fertility of the infected ram. The organism can enter the body through any mucous membrane. Brucella ovis can be eradicated by a test and cull procedure. The disease has never been recorded in the United Kingdom (March 2007), but has been reported from Australia, New Zealand, the United States of America, South Africa and parts of Europe. Prevalence is thought to be high in the Southern European states. Infected flocks may suffer considerable economic loss because of poor fertility. There are no records of human infection (adapted from (EBI Integr8)
Strain ATCC25840
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (04-JUN-2007) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
(22-MAY-2007) The Institute for Genomic Research, 9712 Medical Center Dr, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method NA
Isolation site tissue, animal(sheep)
Isolation country Australia
Number of replicons 2
Gram staining properties Negative
Shape Bacilli
Mobility No
Flagellar presence No
Number of membranes 2
Oxygen requirements Facultative
Optimal temperature 37.0
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat HostAssociated
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name Sheep
Cell arrangement Chains, Pairs, Singles
Sporulation Nonsporulating
Metabolism NA
Energy source NA
Diseases Inflammation of the epididymis and placenta
Pathogenicity No