Molecular characterization of a novel Rickettsia species from Ixodes scapularis in Texas

Adrian N. Billings, Glenna J. Teltow, Scott C. Weaver, David H. Walker

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Abstract

A novel Rickettsia species of undetermined pathogenicity was detected in Ixodes scapularis. DNA sequencing showed the highest nucleotide sequence similarities with R. australis for the 17 kDa gene, R. helvetica for gltA, and R. montana for rompA. The new organism, provisionally designated as genotype Cooleyi, is highly divergent in three conserved genes from recognized Rickettsia species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-309
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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