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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Betsy J Bricker
National Animal Disease Center
Research Microbiologist

Phone: (515) 337-7310
Fax: (515) 337-7149
Room 3409
1920 DAYTON AVE
AMES, IA, 50010

Projects
IDENTIFICATION OF DISEASE MECHANISMS AND DEVELOPMENT OF IMPROVED DIAGNOSTICS AND VACCINES FOR BRUCELLOSIS IN LIVESTOCK AND WILDLIFE
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 422378

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Rapid and Reliable Single Nucleotide Polymorphism-Based Differentiation of Brucella Live Vaccine Strains from Field Strains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gopaul, K.K., Sells, J., Bricker, B.J., Crasta, O.R., Whatmore, A.M. 2010. Rapid and Reliable Single Nucleotide Polymorphism-Based Differentiation of Brucella Live Vaccine Strains from Field Strains. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 48(4):1461-1464.
DNA Genotyping Suggests Recent Brucellosis Outbreaks in the Greater Yellowstone Area Originated from Elk - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luikart, G., Beja-Pereira, A., Chen, S., Bricker, B.J. 2009. DNA Genotyping Suggests Recent Brucellosis Outbreaks in the Greater Yellowstone Area Originated from Elk. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 45(4):1174-1177.
"hoof-Print" Genotyping and Haplotype Inference Discriminates among Brucella Spp Isolates from a Small Spatial Scale - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Almendra, C., Silva, T.L., Beja-Pereira, A., Ferreira, A.C., Ferrao-Beck, L., Correa De Sa, M.I., Bricker, B.J., Luikart, G. 2009. "HOOF-Print" Genotyping and Haplotype Inference Discriminates among Brucella spp Isolates From a Small Spatial Scale. Infection, Genetics and Evolution. 9(1):104-107.
Diagnostic Characterization of a Feral Swine Herd Enzootically Infected with Brucella - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stoffregen, W.C., Olsen, S.C., Wheeler, C.J., Bricker, B.J., Palmer, M.V., Jensen, A.E., Halling, S.M., Alt, D.P. 2007. Diagnostic Characterization of a Feral Swine Herd Enzootically Infected with Brucella. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 19(3):227-237.
Results of Vaccine Trials Using Brucella Abortus Rb51 in Domestic Swine - (Proceedings)
Stoffregen, W.C., Olsen, S.C., Bricker, B.J. 2006. Results of Vaccine Trials using Brucella Abortus RB51 in Domestic Swine. In: Proceedings of the International pig Veterinary Society, July 14-20, Copenhagen, Denmark. p. 89.
Parenteral Vaccination of Domestic Pigs with Brucella abortus strain RB51 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stoffregen, W.C., Olsen, S.C., Bricker, B.J. 2006. Parenteral Vaccination of Domestic Pigs with Brucella abortus strain RB51. American Journal of Veterinary Research. 67(10):1802-1808.
A Rare Case of Brucella canis in an HIV-Infected Patient - (Abstract Only)
Reust, C., Tieszen, M., Duhancik, T., Lawaczeck, E., Singh, V., Cage, G., Mathison, B., Clark, E., Bricker, B.J. 2005. A Rare Case of Brucella canis in an HIV-Infected Patient [abstract].
DNA Fingerprint Diversity among Brucella Isolates Recovered from Wildlife - (Abstract Only)
Bricker, B.J., Ewalt, D.R. 2005. DNA Fingerprint Diversity Among Brucella Isolates Recovered From Wildlife [abstract]. 58th Brucellosis Research Conference. p. 59.
Status of the Rb51 Genome Sequencing Project - (Abstract Only)
Bricker, B.J., Peterson Burch, B.D., Alt, D.P., Halling, S.M., Stoffregen, W.C., Olsen, S.C. 2005. Status of the RB51 Genome Sequencing Project [abstract]. 58th Brucellosis Research Conference. p. 92.
Hoof-Prints: Brucella Strain Typing by Pcr Amplification of Multilocus Tandem-Repeat Polymorphisms - (Book / Chapter)
Bricker, B.J., Ewalt, D.R. 2006. Hoof-prints: Brucella Strain Typing by PCR Amplification of Multilocus Tandem-Repeat Polymorphisms. In: O'Connor, L., editor. Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 345, Diagnostic Bacteriology Protocols. 2nd Edition. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press. p. 141-173.
Molecular Techniques for Typing Brucella in Livestock - (Proceedings)
Bricker, B.J. 2005. Molecular Techniques for Typing Brucella in Livestock.In: Proceedings of XX Congress of Spanish Society for Microbiology, September 19-22, 2005, Caceres, Spain. p. 245-248.
Evaluation of the Hoof-Print Assay for Typing Brucella Abortus Strains Isolated from Cattle in the United States: Results with Four Performance Criteria - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bricker, B.J., Ewalt, D.R. 2005. Evaluation of the hoof-print assay for typing brucella abortus strains isolated from cattle in the united states: results with four performance criteria. BMC Microbiology. 5:37.
Completion of the Genome Sequence of Brucella Abortus and Comparison to the Highly Similar Genomes of B. Melitensis and B. Suis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Halling, S.M., Peterson Burch, B.D., Bricker, B.J., Zuerner, R.L., Qing, Z., Li, L., Kapur, V., Alt, D.P., Olsen, S.C. 2005. Completion of the genome sequence of brucella abortus and comparison to the highly similar genomes of b. melitensis and b. suis. Journal of Bacteriology. 187(8):2715-26.
Application of Hoof-Print Technology As An Epidemiological Tool in a Natural Outbreak of Brucella Abortus - (Abstract Only)
Bricker, B.J., Ewalt, D.R., Montgomery, D.L., Mills, K.W., O'Toole, D., Edwards, W.H., Cook, W.E., Jensen, A.E., Logan, J.R., Combs, B.A. 2004. Application of HOOF-Print technology as an epidemiological tool in a natural outbreak of Brucella abortus [abstract].
Strain Diversity Identified by Hoof-Print Genetic Typing of a Large Collection of B. Abortus Field Isolates - (Abstract Only)
Bricker, B.J., Ewalt, D.R. 2004. Strain diversity identified by HOOF-print genetic typing of a large collection of b. abortus field isolates [abstract].
Nadc Studies on Bison Brucellosis Vaccines and Molecular Techniques for Brucella Epidemiologic Tracebacks - (Proceedings)
Bricker, B.J., Olsen, S.C. 2004. NADC studies on bison brucellosis vaccines and molecular techniques for brucella epidemiologic tracebacks. United States Animal Health Association Proceedings. p. 201-204.
Strain Typing Brucella Abortus Isolated from California and Florida Cattle Herds by Using "hoof-Prints"-a New DNA Fingerprinting Technique for Brucella - (Abstract Only)
Bricker, B.J., Ewalt, D.R. 2004. Strain typing brucella abortus isolated from California and Florida cattle herds by using "hoof-prints"-a new DNA fingerprinting technique for brucella [abstract]. American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. p. 91.
Results of a Vaccine Trial Using Brucella Abortus Rb51 in a Feral Swine Herd Enzootically Infected with Brucella in the United States of America - (Proceedings)
Stoffregen, W.C., Bricker, B.J., Jensen, A.E., Wheeler, C.J., Olsen, S.C. 2004. Results of a vaccine trial using brucella abortus rb51 in a feral swine herd enzootically infected with brucella in the United States of America. Pig Veterinary Society International Congress Proceedings. Paper No. 717.
Molecular Diagnostics of Animal Brucellosis - a Review of Pcr-Based Assays and Approaches - (Book / Chapter)
Bricker, B.J. 2004. Molecular diagnostics of animal brucellosis - a review of pcr-based assays and approaches. In: Lopez-Goni, I and Moriyon, I., editors. Brucella Molecular and Cellular Biology. Horizon Bioscience. Norfolk, Breat Britain. p. 25-51.
Charaterization of Brucella Isolates of Feral Swine from Coastal South Carolina - (Abstract Only) - (18-Sep-03)
The Use of Fta Cards in Molecular Diagnosis Techniques for Brucellosis - (Abstract Only) - (15-Sep-03)
Brucella 'hoof-Prints': Strain Typing by Multi-Locus Analysis of Variable Number Tandem Repeats (Vntrs) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bricker, B.J., Alt, D.P., Ewalt, D.R., Halling, S.M. 2003. Brucella 'hoof-prints': strain typing by multi-locus analysis of variable number tandem repeats (vntrs). Journal of Clinical Microbiology.
Pcr As a Diagnostic Tool for Brucellosis - (Review Article)
BRICKER, B.J. PCR AS A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL FOR BRUCELLOSIS. VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY. 2002. v. 90. p. 435-446
Identification and Differentiation of Brucella Abortus Field and Vaccine Strains by Bass-Pcr - (Book / Chapter)
Ewalt, D., Bricker, B.J. 2003. Identification and differentiation of brucella abortus field and vaccine strains by bass-pcr. In: Sachse, K., Frey, J., editors. Methods in Molecular Biology. Totowa, NJ:Humana Press p. 97-108.
Real-Time Detection of Brucella Abortus, Brucella Melitensis and Brucella Suis - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (07-Nov-00)
Characterization of the Three Ribosomal Rna Operons, Rrna, Rrnb and Rrnc, from Brucella Melitensis - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (13-Jun-00)
Validation of the Abbreviated Brucella Amos Pcr As a Rapid Screening Methodfor the Differentiation of Brucella Abortus Field Strain Isolates and the Vaccine Strains, Brucella Abortus Strain 19 and Strain Rb51 - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (17-May-00)
Molecular Detection of Brucella Abortus And/or Mycobacterium Bovis Infection in Cattle: a Multiplex Approach - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (13-Apr-00)
The Effect of the Phop/q Locus of Brucella Abortus on the Infectious Cycle in Mice - (Abstract Only) - (28-May-96)
Identification of Brucella Species by Pcr of Chromosomal Loci Containing the Repetitive Element Is711 - (Abstract Only) - (12-Oct-95)
Survival of Brucella Abortus 2308 and a B. Abortus 2308 Phop/phoq Mutant J774 Cells and after Incubation in Antimicrobial Peptides - (Abstract Only) - (12-Oct-95)
Analyses of Two Repeated Palindromic DNA Sequences of Brucella Species, Bru-Rs1 and Bru-Rs2, Occasionally Associated with An Insertion Sequence - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Sep-94)
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