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Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2016 Nov;66(11):4512-4517. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.001382. Epub 2016 Aug 8.

Isolation and characterization of a novel Rickettsia species (Rickettsia asembonensis sp. nov.) obtained from cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis).

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1​Naval Medical Research Center, 503 Robert Grant Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA.
2
1​Naval Medical Research Center, 503 Robert Grant Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA 2​Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257, USA.
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3​Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya.
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4​Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA.
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5​US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nairobi, Kenya.

Abstract

A novel rickettsial agent, 'Candidatus Rickettsia asembonensis' strain NMRCiiT, was isolated from cat fleas, Ctenocephalides felis, from Kenya. Genotypic characterization of the new isolate based on sequence analysis of five rickettsial genes, rrs, gltA, ompA, ompB and sca4, indicated that this isolate clustered with Rickettsia felis URRWXCal2. The degree of nucleotide similarity demonstrated that isolate NMRCiiT belongs within the genus Rickettsia and fulfils the criteria for classification as a representative of a novel species. The name Rickettsia asembonensis sp. nov. is proposed, with NMRCiiT (=DSM 100172T=CDC CRIRC RAS001T=ATCC VR-1827T) as the type strain.

PMID:
27506201
DOI:
10.1099/ijsem.0.001382
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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