Brucellaceae


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Bru·cel·la·ce·ae

(brū'sel-ā'sē-ē),
A family of bacteria (order Eubacteriales) containing small, coccoid to rod-shaped, gram-negative cells which occur singly, in pairs, in short chains, or in groups. The cells may or may not show bipolar staining. Motile and nonmotile species occur; motile cells are peritrichous. V (phosphopyridine nucleotide) and/or X (hemin) factors are sometimes required for growth. Blood serum may be required or may enhance growth. Increased carbon dioxide tension may also favor growth, especially on primary isolation. These organisms are parasites and pathogens that affect warm-blooded animals, including humans, rarely cold-blooded animals; formerly called Parvobacteriaceae; type genus is Brucella.

Brucellaceae

/Bru·cel·la·ceae/ (broo″sel-a´se-e) a family of schizomycetes (order Eubacteriales), some genera of which are parasites of and pathogenic for warm-blooded animals, including humans and birds.

Bru·cel·la·ce·ae

(brū'sel-ā'sē-ē)
A family of bacteria containing small, coccoid to rod-shaped, gram-negative cells that occur singly, in pairs, in short chains, or in groups. The cells may not show bipolar staining. Motile and nonmotile species occur. These organisms are parasites and pathogens that affect warm-blooded animals, including humans. The type genus is Brucella.