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Title: Rickettsia sp. closely related to rickettsia raoultii (Rickettsiales: Rickettsiaceae) in an amblyomma helvolum (Acarina: Ixodidae) tick from a varanus salvator (Squamata: Varanidae) in thailand
Authors: Kathryn Doornbos
Chalao Sumrandee
Toon Ruang-Areerate
Visut Baimai
Wachareeporn Trinachartvanit
Arunee Ahantarig
Mahidol University
Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Thailand
Keywords: Agricultural and Biological Sciences;Immunology and Microbiology;Medicine;Veterinary
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2013
Citation: Journal of Medical Entomology. Vol.50, No.1 (2013), 217-220
Abstract: An engorged female Amblyomma helvolum Koch tick was removed from an adult Varanus salvator Laurenti lizard during field collection in Thailand. After using polymerase chain reaction to amplify three genes (16S rDNA, gltA, and OmpA), we discovered the presence of a Rickettsia sp. of the Spotted Fever Group. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that this Rickettsia sp. is closely related to Rickettsia raoultii Mediannikov. Therefore, we report herein for the first time the detection of a novel Spotted Fever Group Rickettsia in an Amblyomma helvolum from a Varanus salvator in Thailand. © 2013 Entomological Society of America.
ISSN: 00222585
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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