First isolation of Brucella pinnipedialis and detection of Brucella antibodies from bearded seals Erignathus barbatus

Foster, Geoffrey, Nymo, Ingebjorg H., Kovacs, Kit M., Beckmen, Kimberlee B., Brownlow, Andrew C., Baily, Johanna L., Dagleish, Mark P., Muchowski, Jakub, Perrett, Lorraine L., Tryland, Morten, Lydersen, Christian, Godfroid, Jacques, McGovern, Barry and Whatmore, Adrian M. (2018) First isolation of Brucella pinnipedialis and detection of Brucella antibodies from bearded seals Erignathus barbatus. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 128 1: 13-20. doi:10.3354/dao03211


Author Foster, Geoffrey
Nymo, Ingebjorg H.
Kovacs, Kit M.
Beckmen, Kimberlee B.
Brownlow, Andrew C.
Baily, Johanna L.
Dagleish, Mark P.
Muchowski, Jakub
Perrett, Lorraine L.
Tryland, Morten
Lydersen, Christian
Godfroid, Jacques
McGovern, Barry
Whatmore, Adrian M.
Title First isolation of Brucella pinnipedialis and detection of Brucella antibodies from bearded seals Erignathus barbatus
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First isolation of Brucella pinnipedialis and detection of Brucella antibodies from bearded seals Erignathus barbatus
Journal name Diseases of Aquatic Organisms   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0177-5103
1616-1580
Publication date 2018-03-22
Year available 2018
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3354/dao03211
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 128
Issue 1
Start page 13
End page 20
Total pages 8
Place of publication Oldendorf, Germany
Publisher Inter-Research
Language eng
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.
Keyword Dolphin Tursiops-Truncatus
Phoca-Vitulina-Richardsi
Cystophora-Cristata
Antibrucella Antibodies
Marine Mammals
Infection
Cetaceans
Pacific
Emphasis
Strains
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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