Fatty acid analysis for differentiation or Bordetella and Brucella species.


The fatty acid composition of Bordetella pertussis (13 strains), B. parapertussis (3 strains), B. bronchiseptica (6 strains), Brucella abortus (6 strains), B. melitensis (4 strains) and B. suis (5 strains) was determined. Both genera contained straight-chain saturated and mono-unsaturated acids as well as cyclopropane substituted isomers, but the overall… (More)