This unit provides protocols for growth of Brucella abortus on solid or in liquid media and for long-term storage of laboratory stocks. Two issues affecting the culture and storage of isolates of this slow-growing bacterium are emphasized: contamination of cultures and outgrowth of attenuated variants lacking a complete lipopolysaccharide. Laboratories planning to work with B. abortus should be aware that Biosafety Level 3 facilities are required. Furthermore, this organism is classified in the U.S. as a Select Agent, which restricts its use to laboratories registered with the U.S. government's Select Agent programs.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Current Protocols in Microbiology|
|State||Published - Oct 2005|
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