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Novel rickettsia in ticks, Tasmania, Australia

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posted on 2009-10-01, 00:00 authored by Leonard Izzard, S Graves, E Cox, S Fenwick, N Unsworth, J Stenos
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.

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Emerging infectious diseases

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15

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1654 - 1656

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Atlanta, Ga.

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  • Yes

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1080-6040

Language

eng

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C2.1 Other contribution to refereed journal

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