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Geoffrey Foster

Dr

  • 10 Inverness Campus, SRUC,

    IV2 5NA Inverness

    United Kingdom

19942019
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Research Output 1994 2019

2019
15 Downloads (Pure)

A case of cutaneous toxigenic Corynebacterium ulcerans likely acquired from a domestic dog

Othieno, R., Mark, K., Etherson, M., Foster, G., Murray, S., Kalima, P., Fry, N., Cameron, C. & Strachan, J., 3 Jun 2019, In : Access Microbiology. 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Corynebacterium
Dogs
Skin
Diphtheria Toxoid
Diphtheria
11 Downloads (Pure)

Clinical, pathological, and laboratory diagnoses of diseases of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena), live stranded on the Dutch and adjacent coasts from 2003 to 2016

van Elk, C. E., van de Bildt, M. WG., van Run, P. RWA., Bunskoek, P., Meerbeek, J., Foster, G., Osterhaus, A. DME. & Kuiken, T., 30 Oct 2019, In : Veterinary Research. 50, 17 p., 88.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Phocoena
Phocoena phocoena
Clinical Laboratory Techniques
disease diagnosis
Aspergillosis
5 Downloads (Pure)

Forensic microbiology reveals that Neisseria animaloris infections in harbour porpoises follow traumatic injuries by grey seals

Foster, G., Whatmore, A. M., Dagleish, M. P., Malnick, H., Gilbert, M. J., Begeman, L., Macgregor, S. K., Davison, N. J., Roest, H. J., Jepson, P., Howie, F., Muchowski, J., Brownlow, A. C., Wagenaar, J. A., Kik, M. JL., Deaville, R., Doeschate, M. T. I. T., Barley, J., Hunter, L. & IJsseldijk, L. L., 1 Dec 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 14338.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Phocoena
Earless Seals
Neisseria
Microbiology
Bites and Stings
1 Citation (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

Streptococcus canis are a single population infecting multiple animal hosts despite the diversity of the universally present M-like protein SCM

Pinho, M. D., Foster, G., Pomba, C., Machado, M. P., Baily, JL., Kuiken, T., Melo-Cristino, J. & Ramirez, M., 2019, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 10, 10 p., 631.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Streptococcus canis
animals
proteins
genes
virulence
2018
3 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of PCR primers targeting the groEL gene for the specific detection of Streptococcus agalactiae in the context of aquaculture

Leigh, WJ., Zadoks, RN., Jaglarz, A., Costa, JZ., Foster, G. & Thompson, KD., 22 May 2018, In : Journal of Applied Microbiology. 125, 3, p. 666 - 674 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Streptococcus agalactiae
gene targeting
aquaculture
Streptococcus iniae
dairies
2 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

First isolation of Brucella pinnipedialis and detection of Brucella antibodies from bearded seals (Erignathus barbatus)

Foster, G., Nymo, IH., Kovacs, KM., Beckmen, KB., Brownlow, AC., Baily, JL., Dagleish, MP., Muchowski, J., Perrett, LL., Tryland, M., Lydersen, C., Godfroid, J., McGovern, B. & Whatmore, AM., 22 Mar 2018, In : Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 128, 1, p. 13 - 20 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Brucella
antibodies
Chukchi Sea
Bering Sea
marine mammals

Moving sheep towards improved surveillance design - a case of resistance

Stirling, JM., Tongue, SC., Murray, S., Evans, J., Webster, C., Reeves, A., Gunn, GJ., Horne, J. & Foster, G., Nov 2018, p. 346. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

1 Citation (Scopus)

MRSA spa type t899 from food animals in the UK

Sharma, M., AboOun, M., Nunez-Garcia, J., Rogers, J., Welchman, D., Teale, C., Anjum, M., Kearns, A., Pichon, B., Foster, G., Robb, A. & McMillan, M., 16 Jun 2018, In : Veterinary Record. 182, 24, p. 697-698 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Livestock
food animals
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Methicillin
livestock

Variant O89 O-antigen of E.coli is associated with group 1 capsule loci and multidrug resistance

Harris, S., Piotrowska, MJ., Goldstone, RJ., Qi, R., Foster, G., Dobrindt, U., Madec, J-Y., Valat, C., Rao, FV. & Smith, DGE., 31 Aug 2018, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 9, AUG, 17 p., 2026.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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O Antigens
Multiple Drug Resistance
Capsules
Escherichia coli
Polysaccharides
2017
6 Citations (Scopus)

Campylobacter pinnipediorum sp. nov., isolated from pinnipeds, comprising Campylobacter pinnipediorum subsp. pinnipediorum subsp. nov. and Campylobacter pinnipediorum subsp. caledonicus subsp. nov.

Gilbert, MJ., Miller, WG., St. Leger, J., Chapman, MH., Timmerman, AJ., Duim, B., Foster, G. & Wagenaar, JA., 20 Jun 2017, In : International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 67, 6, p. 1961 - 1968 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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new subspecies
Campylobacter
seals
new species
Scotland
7 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Characterisation of North American Brucella isolates from marine mammals

Whatmore, AM., Dawson, C., Muchowski, J., Perrett, LL., Stubberfield, E., Koylass, M., Foster, G., Davison, NJ., Quance, C., Sidor, IF., Field, CL. & St.Leger, J., 21 Sep 2017, In : PLoS ONE. 12, 9, 0184758.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Brucella
marine mammals
mammals
Delphinapterus leucas
Phocoenidae
3 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Exposure of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) to Brucella in declining populations across Scotland

Kershaw, JL., Stubberfield, EJ., Foster, G., Brownlow, A., Hall, AJ. & Perrett, LL., 20 Sep 2017, In : Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 126, 1, p. 13 - 23 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Phoca vitulina
Brucella
seals
Scotland
seroprevalence
2016
3 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Genomic analysis of companion rabbit Staphylococcus aureus

Holmes, MA., Harrison, EM., Fisher, EA., Graham, EM., Parkhill, J., Foster, G. & Paterson, GK., 10 Mar 2016, In : PLoS ONE. 11, 3, p. 5 - 8 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Staphylococcus aureus
Rabbits
Infection
Genome
Virulence Factors
5 Citations (Scopus)

Salmonella infection in grey seals (Halichoerus grypus), a marine mammal sentinel species: pathogenocity and molecular typing of Salmonella strains compared with human and livestock isolates

Baily, JL., Foster, G., Brown, D., Davison, NJ., Coia, JE., Watson, E., Pizzi, R., Willoughby, K., Hall, AJ. & Dagleish, MP., 4 Feb 2016, In : Environmental Microbiology. 18, 3, p. 1078 - 1087 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Halichoerus grypus
marine mammals
salmonellosis
seals
pups

Twin foetuses in an Atlantic white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus) stranded on the coast of Scotland, UK

Davison, NJ., Ten Doeschate, MTI., Dagleish, MP., Read, FL., Reid, RJ., Foster, G., Brownlow, A. & Barley, J., 9 Feb 2016, In : Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 96, 4, p. 841 - 844 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dolphins
Scotland
Fetus
Dizygotic Twins
Brucella
2015
7 Citations (Scopus)

Development of a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay for rapid and sensitive identification of Arcanobacterium pluranimalium

Abdulmawjood, A., Wickhorst, J., Sammra, O., Lammler, C., Foster, G., Wragg, PN., Prenger-Berninghoff, E. & Klein, G., 18 Jun 2015, In : Molecular and Cellular Probes. 29, p. 468 - 472 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Arcanobacterium pluranimalium
Arcanobacterium
assays
genes
loop-mediated isothermal amplification
8 Citations (Scopus)

Evidence of land-sea transfer of the zoonotic pathogen Campylobacter to a wildlife marine sentinel species

Baily, JL., Meric, G., Bayliss, S., Foster, G., Moss, SE., Watson, E., Pascoe, B., Mikhail, J., Pizzi, R., Goldstone, RJ., Smith, DGE., Willoughby, K., Hall, AJ., Sheppard, SK. & Dagleish, MP., 2015, In : Molecular Ecology. 24, 1, p. 208 - 221 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

genome
pathogen
breeding population
population genetics
urbanization
5 Citations (Scopus)

First report of Brucella ceti-associated meningoencephalitis in a long-finned pilot whale Globicephala melas

Davison, NJ., Brownlow, A., McGovern, B., Dagleish, MP., Perrett, LL., Dale, E-J., Koylass, M. & Foster, G., 27 Oct 2015, In : Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 116, 3, p. 237 - 241 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

meningoencephalitis
Brucella
dolphins
whales
Lagenorhynchus
9 Citations (Scopus)

Isolation of Brucella ceti from a long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas) and a Sowerby's beaked whale (Mesoploden bidens)

Foster, G., Whatmore, AM., Dagleish, MP., Baily, JL., Deaville, R., Davison, NJ., Koylass, MS., Perrett, LL., Stubberfield, EJ., Reid, RJ. & Brownlow, AC., 27 Oct 2015, In : Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 51, 4, p. 868 - 871 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

whale
cetacean
reproductive success
infection
5 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Novel, host-restricted genotypes of Bordetella bronchiseptica associated with phocine respiratory tract isolates

Register, KB., Ivanov, YV., Harvill, ET., Davison, N. & Foster, G., 1 Mar 2015, In : Microbiology. 161, p. 580 - 592 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Bordetella bronchiseptica
respiratory system
seals
North Sea
genotype
2014
4 Citations (Scopus)

Identification of Arcanobacterium pluranimalium by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry and, as novel target, by sequencing pluranimaliumlysin encoding gene pla

Balbutskaya, A., Sammra, O., Nagib, S., Hijazin, M., Alber, J., Lammler, C., Foster, G., Erhard, M., Wragg, PN., Abdulmawjood, A. & Preneger-Berninghoff, E., 2014, In : Veterinary Microbiology. 168, 2-4, p. 428 - 431 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Arcanobacterium
Mass Spectrometry
Lasers
Ribosomal DNA
Genes
13 Citations (Scopus)

Is dolphin morbillivirus virulent for white-beaked dolphins (Lagenorhynchus albirostris)?

van Elk, CE., van de Bildt, MWG., Jauniaux, T., Hiemstra, S., van Run, PRWA., Foster, G., Meerbeek, J., Osterhaus, ADME. & Kuiken, T., 2014, In : Veterinary Pathology. 51, 6, p. 1174 - 1182 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Morbillivirus
Dolphins
Morbillivirus Infections
Virulence
Whales
2013
21 Citations (Scopus)

Age-dependent prevalence of anti-Brucella antibodies in hooded seals Cystophora cristata

Nymo, IH., Tryland, M., Frie, AK., Haug, T., Foster, G., Rodven, R. & Godfroid, J., 2013, In : Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 106, 3, p. 187 - 196 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Brucella
Anti-Idiotypic Antibodies
Animal Structures
Bacteriology
Food Chain
2 Citations (Scopus)

Comparative study of PCR methods to detect Pasteurella multocida

Adhikary, S., Bisgaard, M., Foster, G., Kiessling, N., Fahlen, A., Olsen, J. & Christensen, H., 1 Oct 2013, In : Berliner und Munchener Tierarztliche Wochenschrift. 126, 9-10, p. 415-422 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pasteurella multocida
Bisgaard taxa
Polymerase Chain Reaction
ribosomal RNA
Regulator Genes
7 Citations (Scopus)

Corynebacterium uterequi sp. nov., a non-lipophilic bacterium isolated from urogenital samples from horses

Hoyles, L., Ortman, K., Cardew, S., Foster, G., Rogerson, F. & Falsen, E., Aug 2013, In : Veterinary Microbiology. 165, 3-4, p. 469 - 474 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Corynebacterium
Horses
Names
Bacteria
horses
105 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Human Streptococcus agalactiae strains in aquatic mammals and fish

Delannoy, CMJ., Crumlish, M., Fontaine, MC., Pollock, J., Foster, G., Dagleish, MP., Turnbull, JF. & Zadoks, RN., 18 Feb 2013, In : BMC Microbiology. 13, p. 6 - 5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Streptococcus agalactiae
Mammals
Fishes
Zoonoses
Infant, Newborn, Diseases
1 Citation (Scopus)

Infection due to Mycobacterium avium subsp. avium in a free-ranging common seal (Phoca vitulina) in Scotland

Foster, G., Stevenson, K., Reid, RJ., Barley, JP., Baily, JL., Harris, RN. & Dagleish, MP., Jul 2013, In : Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 49, 3, p. 732 - 734 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phoca
Mycobacterium avium
Scotland
Liver
Mycobacterium
2012

Brucella ceti and Brucella pinnipedialis infections in marine mammals

Godfroid, J., Nymo, IH., Tryland, M., Cloeckaert, A., Jauniaux, T., Whatmore, AM., Moreno, E., Foster, G., Aguirre, AA. (ed.) & Ostfield, RS. (ed.), 2012, New Directions in Conservation Medicine. Aguirre, AA. & Ostfield, RS. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 257 - 269 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

8 Citations (Scopus)

Indications for both host-specific and introduced genotypes of Staphylococcus aureus in marine mammals

van Elk, CE., Boelens, HAM., van Belkum, A., Foster, G. & Kuiken, T., 2012, In : Veterinary Microbiology. 156, p. 343 - 346 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Staphylococcus aureus
Mammals
Genotype
Phocoena
Earless Seals
3 Citations (Scopus)

Isolation of Actinomyces hyovaginalis from sheep and comparison with isolates obtained from pigs

Foster, G., Wragg, P., Koylass, MS., Whatmore, AM. & Hoyles, L., 2012, In : Veterinary Microbiology. 157, p. 471 - 475 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Actinomyces hyovaginalis
sheep
swine
Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis
erythritol
2 Citations (Scopus)

Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis infection in a captive-bred Kiang (Equus kiang)

Dagleish, MP., Stevenson, K., Foster, G., McLuckie, J., Sellar, M., Harley, J., Evans, J. & Brownlow, A., 2012, In : Journal of Comparative Pathology. 146, p. 372 - 377 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mycobacterium avium
Infection
Lymphadenitis
Mycobacterium bovis
Crohn Disease
15 Citations (Scopus)

Phenotypic characterisation and 16S rRNA sequence analysis of veterinary isolates of Streptococcus pluranimalium

Twomey, DF., Carson, T., Foster, G., Koylass, MS. & Whatmore, AM., 2012, In : Veterinary Journal. 192, p. 236 - 238 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Streptococcus pluranimalium
Aerococcus urinae
Streptococcus acidominimus
sequence analysis
ribosomal RNA
2 Citations (Scopus)

Population genetic structure of 4,12:a:- Salmonella enterica strains from Harbor porpoises

Haase, JK., Brown, DJ., Weill, F., Mather, H., Foster, G., Brisse, S., Wain, J. & Achtman, M., 2012, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 78, p. 8829 - 8833 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phocoena
Salmonella enterica
Genetic Structures
Population Genetics
Porpoises

The newly described mecA homologue, mecALGA251, is present in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolatesfrom a diverse range of host species

Paterson, GK., Larsen, AR., Robb, A., Edwards, GE., Pennycott, TW., Foster, G., Mot, D., Hermans, K., Baert, K., Peacock, SJ., Parkhill, J., Zadoks, RN. & Holmes, MA., 2012, In : Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 67, p. 2809 - 2813 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Linezolid
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Epidemiology
Mupirocin
Fusidic Acid
2011
3 Citations (Scopus)

Arcanobacterium haemolyticum in a badger (Meles meles)

Wragg, PN., Strugnell, BW., Whatmore, AM. & Foster, G., 2011, In : Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. p. 1234 - 1235 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Arcanobacterium haemolyticum
Meles meles
badgers
abscess
zoonoses
9 Citations (Scopus)
7 Citations (Scopus)

Mycoplasma species isolated from harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) and a sowerby's beaked whale (Mesoplodon bidens) stranded in Scottish waters

Foster, G., McAuliffe, L., Dagleish, MP., Barley, J., Howie, F., Nicholas, RAJ. & Ayling, RD., 2011, In : Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 47(1), p. 206 - 211 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Bidens
Phocoena phocoena
Mycoplasma
Mycoplasma phocicerebrale
lungs
18 Citations (Scopus)

Proposal of Bisgaardia hudsonensis gen. nov., sp. nov. and an additional genomospecies, isolated from seals, as new members of the family Pasteurellaceae.

Foster, G., Higgins, R., Leclair, D., Korczak, BM., Mikaelian, I., Patterson, IAP. & Kuhnert, P., 2011, In : International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 61, p. 3016 - 3022 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pasteurellaceae
seals
new species
phylogeny
bacteria
7 Citations (Scopus)

The occurrence of Mycoplasma phocicerebrale, Mycoplasma phocidae, and Mycoplasma phocirhinis in grey and common seals (Halichoerus grypus and Phoca vitulina) in the United Kingdom

Ayling, RD., Bashiruddin, S., Davison, NJ., Foster, G., Dagleish, MP. & Nicholas, RAJ., 2011, In : Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 47, p. 471 - 475 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Phoca
Earless Seals
Mycoplasma
Bacteria
Wounds and Injuries
2010
12 Citations (Scopus)

Salmonellosis in garden birds in Scotland, 1995 to 2008: geographic region, Salmonella enterica phage type and bird species.

Pennycott, TW., Mather, H., Bennett, G. & Foster, G., 3 Apr 2010, In : The Veterinary Record. 166, p. 419-421 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Salmonella Phages
Salmonella enterica
Salmonella Infections
Scotland
salmonellosis
2 Citations (Scopus)

The first report of disease in a basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus)

Dagleish, MP., Baily, JL., Foster, G., Reid, RJ. & Barley, J., 2010, In : Journal of Comparative Pathology. 143, 4, p. 284 - 288 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Sharks
Meningoencephalitis
Myocarditis
Scotland
Dermatitis
8 Citations (Scopus)

Use of citrate adonitol agar as a selective medium for the isolation of Escherichia fergusonii from a captive reindeer herd

Foster, G., Evans, J., Tryland, M., Hollamby, S., MacArthur, I., Gordon, E., Harley, J. & Voigt, K., 2010, In : Veterinary Microbiology. 144, p. 484 - 486 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Escherichia fergusonii
reindeer
selective media
citrates
agar
2009
4 Citations (Scopus)

Black disease in a forest reindeer (Rangifer tarandus fennicus)

Voigt, K., Dagleish, MP., Finlayson, J., Beresford, G. & Foster, G., 2009, In : The Veterinary Record. p. 355 - 356 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

85 Citations (Scopus)

MLVA-16 typing of 295 marine mammal Brucella isolates from different animal and geographic origins identifies 7 major groups within Brucella ceti and Brucella pinnipedialis

Foster, G., Maquart, M., Le Fleche, P., Tryland, M., Ramisse, F., Djonne, B., Al Dahouk, S., Jacques, I., Neubauer, H., Walravens, K., Godfroid, J., Cloeckaert, A. & Vergnaud, G., 2009, In : BMC Microbiology. 9, p. 3 - 6 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2008
21 Citations (Scopus)

Brucella ceti associated pathology in the testicle of a harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)

Dagleish, MP., Barley, J., Finlayson, J., Reid, RJ. & Foster, G., 2008, In : Journal of Comparative Pathology. 139, 1, p. 54 - 59 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Phocoena
Brucella
Testis
Pathology
Brucellosis
12 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Fatal mycotic encephalitis in a Northern bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus) caused by Aspergillus fumigatus

Foster, G., Dagleish, M. P., Reid, RJ., Barley, J. & Howie, F., 30 Nov 2008, In : Veterinary Record. 163, 20, p. 602-604 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
2007

An investigation of factors associated with the prevalence of vercytotoxin producing escherichia coli O157 shedding in Scottish beef cattle

Gunn, GJ., McKendrick, IJ., Ternent, HE., Thomson-Carter, F., Foster, G. & Synge, BA., 2007, In : Veterinary Journal. 174, p. 554 - 564 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

264 Citations (Scopus)

Brucella ceti sp. nov. and Brucella pinnipedialis sp. nov. for Brucella strains with cetaceans and seals as their preferred hosts

Foster, G., Osterman, BS., Godfroid, J., Jacques, I. & Cloeckaert, A., 2007, In : International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 57, p. 2688 - 2693 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)

Isolation of Brucella species from a diseased atlanto-occipital joint of an Atlantic white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus)

Dagleish, MP., Barley, J., Howie, FE., Reid, RJ., Herman, J. & Foster, G., 2007, In : Veterinary Record. 160, p. 876 - 878 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle