Novel rickettsia in ticks, Tasmania, Australia

Izzard, Leonard, Graves, Stephen, Cox, Erika, Fenwick, Stan, Unsworth, Nathan and Stenos, John 2009, Novel rickettsia in ticks, Tasmania, Australia, Emerging infectious diseases, vol. 15, no. 10, pp. 1654-1656, doi: 10.3201/eid1510.090799.

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Title Novel rickettsia in ticks, Tasmania, Australia
Author(s) Izzard, Leonard
Graves, Stephen
Cox, Erika
Fenwick, Stan
Unsworth, Nathan
Stenos, John
Journal name Emerging infectious diseases
Volume number 15
Issue number 10
Start page 1654
End page 1656
Publisher U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Place of publication Atlanta, Ga.
Publication date 2009-10
ISSN 1080-6040
Summary A novel rickettsia was detected in Ixodes tasmani ticks collected from Tasmanian devils. A total of 55% were positive for the citrate synthase gene by quantitative PCR. According to current criteria for rickettsia speciation, this new rickettsia qualifies as Candidatus Rickettsia tasmanensis, named after the location of its detection.
Language eng
DOI 10.3201/eid1510.090799
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C2.1 Other contribution to refereed journal
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