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dc.contributor.authorJensen, Silje-Kristin
dc.contributor.authorNymo, Ingebjorg Helena
dc.contributor.authorForcada, Jaume
dc.contributor.authorHall, Ailsa
dc.contributor.authorGodfroid, Jacques
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-02T23:34:51Z
dc.date.available2018-09-02T23:34:51Z
dc.date.issued2013-09-03
dc.identifier.citationJensen , S-K , Nymo , I H , Forcada , J , Hall , A & Godfroid , J 2013 , ' Brucella antibody seroprevalence in Antarctic seals ( Arctocephalus gazella, Leptonychotes weddellii and Mirounga leonina ) ' , Diseases of Aquatic Organisms , vol. 105 , no. 3 , pp. 175-181 . https://doi.org/10.3354/dao02633en
dc.identifier.issn0177-5103
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 103828126
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: e9cbc434-c05f-40bd-a922-c16b39854183
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000323911300001
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84883682928
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-7562-1771/work/47136298
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/15942
dc.description.abstractBrucellosis is a worldwide infectious zoonotic disease caused by Gram-negative bacteria of the genus Brucella, and Brucella infections in marine mammals were first reported in 1994. A serosurvey investigating the presence of anti-Brucella antibodies in 3 Antarctic pinniped species was undertaken with a protein A/G indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (iELISA) and the Rose Bengal test (RBT). Serum samples from 33 Weddell seals Leptonychotes weddelli were analysed, and antibodies were detected in 8 individuals (24.2%) with the iELISA and in 21 (65.6%) with the RBT. We tested 48 southern elephant seal Mirounga leonina sera and detected antibodies in 2 animals (4.7%) with both the iELISA and the RBT. None of the 21 Antarctic fur seals Arctocephalus gazella was found positive. This is the first report of anti-Brucella antibodies in southern elephant seals. The potential impact of Brucella infection in pinnipeds in Antarctica is not known, but Brucella spp. are known to cause abortion in terrestrial species and cetaceans. Our findings suggest that Brucella infection in pinnipeds is present in the Antarctic, but to date B. pinnipedialis has not been isolated from any Antarctic pinniped species, leaving the confirmation of infection pending.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofDiseases of Aquatic Organismsen
dc.rights© Inter-Research 2013 www.int-res.comen
dc.subjectSerologyen
dc.subjectAntarctic fur sealen
dc.subjectWeddell sealen
dc.subjectSouthern elephant sealen
dc.subjectPinnipeden
dc.subjectBrucella pinnipedialisen
dc.subjectSOUTHERN ELEPHANT SEALSen
dc.subjectMARINE MAMMAL BRUCELLAen
dc.subjectAUSTRALIAN FUR SEALSen
dc.subjectANTIBRUCELLA ANTIBODIESen
dc.subjectNEW-ZEALANDen
dc.subjectINFECTIONen
dc.subjectPOPULATIONen
dc.subjectPINNIPEDIALISen
dc.subjectPATHOGENSen
dc.subjectFORSTERIen
dc.subjectQL Zoologyen
dc.subjectGC Oceanographyen
dc.subject.lccQLen
dc.subject.lccGCen
dc.titleBrucella antibody seroprevalence in Antarctic seals (Arctocephalus gazella, Leptonychotes weddellii and Mirounga leonina)en
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.description.versionPublisher PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Sea Mammal Research Uniten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Marine Alliance for Science & Technology Scotlanden
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Scottish Oceans Instituteen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3354/dao02633
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.date.embargoedUntil2018-09-03


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