Trevor K Taylor

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We report on the characterization of a group of seven novel Brucella strains isolated in 1964 from three native rodent species in North Queensland, Australia, during a survey of wild animals. The strains were initially reported to be Brucella suis biovar 3 on the basis of microbiological test results. Our results indicated that the rodent strains had(More)
The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was used to develop a test for the detection of Mycoplasma mycoides subspecies mycoides SC in the tissues of animals infected with contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP). Two sets of primers were designed; one set (MC323/MC358) to amplify a approximately 1.5-kbp DNA fragment from all the members of the M. mycoides(More)
Naturally acquired infection of humans with a marine mammal-associated Brucella sp. has only been reported once previously in a study describing infections of two patients from Peru. We report the isolation and characterization of a strain of Brucella from a New Zealand patient that appears most closely related to strains previously identified from marine(More)
A gene probe, CAP-21, which demonstrated interrelationships between the members of the Mycoplasma mycoides cluster was developed. The probe easily differentiated mycoplasmas in this cluster by clear and predictable hybridization patterns in Southern blots and separated the cluster into four groups. Strains of M. mycoides subsp. mycoides which were capable(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate and implement rapid molecular diagnostic techniques for the detection of foot and mouth disease virus (FMDV) suitable for use in Australia. DESIGN Two PCR TaqMan assays targeted to the FMDV internal ribosome entry site or the 3D polymerase coding region for the rapid detection of FMDV were evaluated using non-infectious materials to(More)
Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP), which is caused by Mycoplasma mycoides subspecies mycoides, is still a serious disease in some parts of the world. There is also a commonly occurring mycoplasma which is sufficiently related to the CBPP organism to bear the same name, even though this organism does not cause CBPP. Thus it is very important to be(More)
A TaqMan PCR assay was developed for the detection of Trypanosoma evansi. The assay targets the internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS-1) region of rRNA. The ITS-1 region of eleven strains of T. evansi from widely separated geographical regions were sequenced and alignments compared. Primers and probe for the test were designed from these sequence data. The(More)