Genetic identification of the causative agent of Brucellosis


  • Yerkebulan Jakipov Akhmet Baitursynov Kostanay State University, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Baytursynov Str., 47A, 110000, Kostanay, Republic of Kazakhstan, Tel.: +7 (7142) 558463
  • Muafik Mustafin Akhmet Baitursynov Kostanay State University, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Baytursynov Str., 47A, 110000, Kostanay, Republic of Kazakhstan, Tel.: +7 (7142) 558488
  • Anda Valdovska Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Liela Str., 2, LV-3001, Jelgava, Latvia, Tel.: +371 630 24662
  • Sayat Baiseitov Omsk State Agrarian University named after P.A. Stolypin, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Infectious and Invasive Diseases, Institutskaya Sq., 1, 644008, Omsk, Russian Federation, Tel.: +7 (3812) 25-05-70
  • Ayauly Aitkulova Kazakh National Agrarian University, Department of Biological Safety, Abai Ave., 8, 050010, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan, Tel.: +7 (727) 261-5857



amplification, sequencing, Brucella abortus, Brucella melitensis, strain


The development of animal husbandry suffers various kinds of losses due to the spread of infectious diseases among animals, in particular Brucellosis. A challenge faced by Brucella researchers has been the accurate identification of new isolates within the genus while preserving sufficient, and not excessive, biosafety and biosecurity requirements. The availability of discriminatory molecular typing tools to inform and assist conventional epidemiological approaches would be invaluable in controlling these infections, but efforts have been hampered by the genetic homogeneity of the genus. In this work, for better identification of infection, for control and monitor the source of outbreaks in prosperous areas was carried out identification of Brucella spp. strains which circulating in the Kostanay region. For this was used using multilocus analysis of a variable number of tandem repeats sequenced by 16 s – PNK on a genetic analyzer (sequencer). According to the results of a study of cattle, cultures of microorganisms were infected: No. 4, 5, 7, 8. Comparison of the obtained results with similar results of domestic and foreign works by A. Shevtsov, G. Borrello, P. Le Fleche, G. Garofolo suggest that the genotyping of local strains has an importance in the molecular epizootology of the Republic of Kazakhstan.


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How to Cite

Jakipov, Y., Mustafin, M., Valdovska, A., Baiseitov, S., & Aitkulova, A. (2021). Genetic identification of the causative agent of Brucellosis. Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences, 15, 627–631.