NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Scientists at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech and collaborators have completed the genomic sequencing of the bacteria Brucella abortus strain S19.
Brucella abortus causes the disease brucellosis in cattle and can cause spontaneous abortions. Cows found to have the disease are usually killed. However, the S19 strain does not cause disease and is used as a vaccine to protect cattle against brucellosis.

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