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Dev Biol Stand. 1984;56:169-75.

The interaction of Brucella cell surface components with plant agglutinins.


Cells of all Brucella species were agglutinated by the basic protein-reactive lectins of Mangifera indica and Persea americana. Cells of non-smooth strains including B. ovis and B. canis but not smooth strains were also agglutinated by concanavalin A. These lectins also reacted in a similar pattern with lipopolysaccharide extracts of these organisms. The lectin from Bandeiraea simplicifolia precipitated with the lipopolysaccharide antigens of smooth Brucella organisms and with those of serologically cross-reactive strains of Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas maltophilia, Salmonella and Yersinia enterocolitica but not with antigenically unrelated strains.

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