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Brucella pinnipedialis in hooded seal (Cystophora cristata) primary epithelial cells
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-01-25)
Background: Marine Brucella spp. have been isolated from numerous pinniped and cetacean species, but pathological findings in association with infection with Brucella pinnipedialis in pinnipeds have been sparse. The capacity of brucellae to survive and replicate within host macrophages underlies their important ability to produce chronic infections, but previous work has shown that B. pinnipedialis ...
Health and environmental risk evaluation of microorganisms used in bioremediation. Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Microbial Ecology of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety
(Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2016)
In 2015, The Norwegian Environment Agency requested the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) to collate an overview of bioremediation of polluted ground based on bioaugmentation described in literature for the degradation of various types of pollutants, (including hydrocarbons, heavy metals, chlorinated compounds, explosives etc.).The assessment of genetically modified microorganisms ...
Experimental challenge of atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) with a brucella pinnipedialis strain from hooded seal (Cystophora cristata)
(Peer reviewed, 2016-07-14)
Pathology has not been observed in true seals infected with Brucella pinnipedialis. A lack of intracellular survival and multiplication of B. pinnipedialis in hooded seal (Cystophora cristata) macrophages in vitro indicates a lack of chronic infection in hooded seals. Both epidemiology and bacteriological patterns in the hooded seal point to a transient infection of environmental origin, possibly ...
Risk assessment on import of Australian redclaw crayfish to Norway. Opinion of the Panel on Animal Health and Welfare of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety
(Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2016-11-30)
<i>Main message</i>: It seems unlikely that the Australian red claw clayfish will establish reproductive populations under Norwegian climate conditions, but hitchhiker organisms and infectious agents could potentially follow the import, and unless managed, may pose risks to biodiversity and aquatic animal health. This is the conclusion in a risk assessment from the Norwegian Scientific Committee for ...
Health and environmental risk assessment of microbial cleaning products. Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Microbial Ecology of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety
(Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2016-08-18)
In 2015, The Norwegian Environment Agency requested the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) to provide a scientific assessment of the information requirements laid down in the declaration form for the Regulation on microbial products and its guidelines, if these are sufficient to conduct a health and environmental risk assessment of the use of microbial cleaning products in ...
Marine Mammal Brucella Reference Strains Are Attenuated in a BALB/c Mouse Model
(Journal article; Peer reviewed; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2016-03-09)
Brucellosis is a zoonosis of worldwide distribution with numerous animal host species. Since the novel isolation of Brucella spp. from marine mammals in 1994 the bacteria have been isolated from various marine mammal hosts. The marine mammal reference strains Brucella pinnipedialis 12890 (harbour seal, Phoca vitulina) and Brucella ceti 12891 (harbour porpoise, Phocoena phocoena) were included in ...