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Title: First isolation of Brucella pinnipedialis and detection of Brucella antibodies from bearded seals Erignathus barbartus
Author(s): Foster, Geoff
Nymo, Ingebjorg H
Kovacs, Kit M
Beckmen, Kimberlee B
Brownlow, Andrew
Baily, Johanna
Dagleish, Mark P
Muchowski, Jakub
Perrett, Lorraine L
Tryland, Morten
Lydersen, Christian
Godfroid, Jacques
McGovern, Barry
Whatmore, Adrian M
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Keywords: Antibodies
Bearded seal
Brucella pinnipedialis
Multilocus sequence typing
Issue Date: Mar-2018
Date Deposited: 27-Mar-2018
Citation: Foster G, Nymo IH, Kovacs KM, Beckmen KB, Brownlow A, Baily J, Dagleish MP, Muchowski J, Perrett LL, Tryland M, Lydersen C, Godfroid J, McGovern B & Whatmore AM (2018) First isolation of Brucella pinnipedialis and detection of Brucella antibodies from bearded seals Erignathus barbartus. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 128 (1), pp. 13-20.
Abstract: Brucella species infecting marine mammals was first reported in 1994 and in the years since has been documented in various species of pinnipeds and cetaceans. While these reports have included species that inhabit Arctic waters, the few available studies on bearded seals Erignathus barbatus have failed to detect Brucella infection to date. We report the first isolation of Brucella pinnipedialis from a bearded seal. The isolate was recovered from the mesenteric lymph node of a bearded seal that stranded in Scotland and typed as ST24, a sequence type associated typically with pinnipeds. Furthermore, serological studies of free-ranging bearded seals in their native waters detected antibodies to Brucella in seals from the Chukchi Sea (1990-2011; 19%) and Svalbard (1995-2007; 8%), whereas no antibodies were detected in bearded seals from the Bering Sea or Bering Strait or from captive bearded seals.
DOI Link: 10.3354/dao03211
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