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Rickettsia felis

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Disease relevance of Rickettsia felis

  • We undertook sequencing and molecular analysis of the rompB gene of Rickettsia felis and a comparison with its homologs in spotted fever group (SFG) and typhus group (TG) rickettsiae, including the complete sequences of two North American flying squirrel strains and two European human strains of Rickettsia prowazekii [1].

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Biological context of Rickettsia felis

  • Genome analysis of Rickettsia felis highlighted the presence of three patatin-like protein (PLP) genes (pat1, pat2A, and pat2B), whereas only one PLP gene (pat1) is found in the other sequenced rickettsial genomes [7].

Anatomical context of Rickettsia felis


  1. Phylogenetic analysis of the rompB genes of Rickettsia felis and Rickettsia prowazekii European-human and North American flying-squirrel strains. Moron, C.G., Bouyer, D.H., Yu, X.J., Foil, L.D., Crocquet-Valdes, P., Walker, D.H. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. (2000) [Pubmed]
  2. Rickettsia felis infection acquired in Europe and documented by polymerase chain reaction. Richter, J., Fournier, P.E., Petridou, J., Häussinger, D., Raoult, D. Emerging Infect. Dis. (2002) [Pubmed]
  3. Isolation of Rickettsia felis in the mosquito cell line C6/36. Horta, M.C., Labruna, M.B., Durigon, E.L., Schumaker, T.T. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. (2006) [Pubmed]
  4. Characterization of spotted fever group rickettsiae in flea and tick specimens from northern Peru. Blair, P.J., Jiang, J., Schoeler, G.B., Moron, C., Anaya, E., Cespedes, M., Cruz, C., Felices, V., Guevara, C., Mendoza, L., Villaseca, P., Sumner, J.W., Richards, A.L., Olson, J.G. J. Clin. Microbiol. (2004) [Pubmed]
  5. Rickettsia felis: a new species of pathogenic rickettsia isolated from cat fleas. Higgins, J.A., Radulovic, S., Schriefer, M.E., Azad, A.F. J. Clin. Microbiol. (1996) [Pubmed]
  6. New Perspectives on Rickettsial Evolution from New Genome Sequences of Rickettsia, particularly R. canadensis, and Orientia tsutsugamushi. Eremeeva, M.E., Madan, A., Shaw, C.D., Tang, K., Dasch, G.A. Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. (2005) [Pubmed]
  7. Phylogenic Analysis of Rickettsial Patatin-like Protein with Conserved Phospholipase A2 Active Sites. Blanc, G., Renesto, P., Raoult, D. Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. (2005) [Pubmed]
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