- International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
- Volume 43, Issue 3
f Confirmation that Rickettsia helvetica sp. nov. Is a Distinct Species of the Spotted Fever Group of Rickettsiae
- Authors: Lorenza Beati, Olivier Péter, Willy Burgdorfer, André Aeschlimann, Didier Raoult*
- *Corresponding author.
- Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, July 1993 43: 521-526, doi: 10.1099/00207713-43-3-521
- Subject: Original Papers Relating To Systematic Bacteriology
- Published Online:
We propose the name Rickettsia helvetica sp. nov. for a rickettsial serotype of unknown pathogenicity isolated in 1979 in Switzerland from Ixodes ricinus ticks and designated the Swiss agent. The growth characteristics and the results of microimmunofluorescence serologic typing, sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, Western blotting (immunoblotting) with specific mice sera, and a polymerase chain reaction followed by restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis confirmed previously reported preliminary findings which suggested that this rickettsia, to which a name was given provisionally, does represent a new member of the spotted fever group of rickettsiae. The type strain is C3 (Reference Center for Rickettsioses, Marseille, France).
Copyright © 1993 International Union of Microbiological Societies | Published by the Microbiology Society
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