Rickettsia japonica sp. nov., the etiological agent of spotted fever group rickettsiosis in Japan

T. Uchida, T. Uchiyama, K. Kumano, David Walker

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Abstract

We propose the name Rickettsia japonica sp. nov. (with type strain YH [= ATCC VR-1363]) for a serologically specific species of spotted fever group rickettsiae that are pathogenic for humans (J. Infect. Dis. 159:1122-1126, 1989; J. Clin. Microbiol. 28:1177-1180, 1990). The biologic and genomic characteristics of the organism (G+C content, 31.2 ± 0.7 mol%) are essentially the same as those of other pathogenic spotted fever group rickettsiae, although the R. japonica isolates cause a persistent infection in Vero cells for many subcultures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-305
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic Bacteriology
Volume42
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Rickettsia japonica sp. nov., the etiological agent of spotted fever group rickettsiosis in Japan. / Uchida, T.; Uchiyama, T.; Kumano, K.; Walker, David.

In: International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, Vol. 42, No. 2, 1992, p. 303-305.

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