Sequence analysis of a fragment of rompa gene of several isolates of spotted fever group rickettsiae from China

M. Chen, M. Y. Fan, D. Z. Bi, Jianzhi Zhang, X. R. Chen

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Abstract

The nucleotide sequence of rOmpA gene fragment of three Chinese isolates of spotted fever group rickettsiae (SFGR) (B J-90, Ha-91 and HLJ-054) was determined. The obtained nucleotide and putative amino acid sequences were compared with those of another Chinese SFGR isolate (HL-93) and several prototype SFGR strains. This comparison showed that the isolates BJ-90 and Ha-91 are closely related to each other and R. sibirica but different from the isolates HLJ-054 and HL-93. We assume that with exception of the isolates HLJ-054 and HL-93 that represent new, unique members of SFGR, the isolates BJ-90 and Ha-91 are closely related to R. sibirica, one of the prototype SFGR strains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-93
Number of pages3
JournalActa Virologica
Volume42
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • rOmpA gene
  • Sequence analysis
  • Spotted fever group rickettsiae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology
  • Immunology

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Chen, M., Fan, M. Y., Bi, D. Z., Zhang, J., & Chen, X. R. (1998). Sequence analysis of a fragment of rompa gene of several isolates of spotted fever group rickettsiae from China. Acta Virologica, 42(2), 91-93.