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Rev Argent Microbiol. 2018 Dec 11. pii: S0325-7541(18)30089-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ram.2018.08.002. [Epub ahead of print]

Identification of Brucella abortus biovar 4 of bovine origin in Colombia.

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1
Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria AGROSAVIA, Centro de investigación Tibaitatá, Km 14 vía Mosquera-Bogotá, Mosquera, Colombia.
2
Programa de Pós-graduação em Ciências Veterinárias, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Seropédica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
3
Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria AGROSAVIA, Centro de investigación Tibaitatá, Km 14 vía Mosquera-Bogotá, Mosquera, Colombia. Electronic address: rpatino@agrosavia.co.

Abstract

The objective of this study was to identify twelve Brucella abortus isolates of bovine origin from the department of Nariño in Colombia up to the biovar level. These isolates are included in the collection of the Germplasm Bank of Microorganisms of Animal Health Interest - Bacteria and Virus (BGSA-BV). The identification was carried out through conventional methods such as macro and microscopic morphological descriptions, enzymatic activity, biochemical profile, substrate use and sensitivity to dyes. Complementary genotypic characterization was carried out using multiplex PCR for B. abortus, Brucella melitensis, Brucella ovis, and Brucella suis-Erytritol (AMOS-ERY-PCR), RFLP-IS711, by southern blot hybridization, as well as by the multiple locus variable number of tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) using the ery gene and the insertion sequence IS711 and variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) as molecular markers. The results of the phenotypic and molecular characterization allowed to identify twelve isolates as B. abortus biovar 4 as well as to differentiate field from vaccine strains. This is the first study on the phenotypic and molecular identification of B. abortus isolates in Colombia. It was concluded that the phenotypic and molecular identification of twelve isolates as B. abortus biovar 4 could be achieved using conventional and molecular techniques with enough resolution power. The identification of these isolates to the biovar level in taxonomic and epidemiological terms will allow the use of this genetic resource as reference strains in future research. This finding constitutes the basis for identifying biotypes not previously reported in the country that might be useful to support brucellosis survey programs in Colombia.

KEYWORDS:

AMOS-ERY-PCR; Análisis multi-locus de repeticiones en tándem de número variable; Biovar; Fenotipificación; Multiple locus variable number of tandem repeat analysis; Phenotyping

PMID:
30551811
DOI:
10.1016/j.ram.2018.08.002
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