Amblyomma imitator Ticks as Vectors of Rickettsia rickettsii, Mexico
Published Date:Aug 2010
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 16(8):1282-1284.
Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins
Molecular Sequence Data
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Description:Real-time PCR of Amblyomma imitator tick egg masses obtained in Nuevo Leon State, Mexico, identified a Rickettsia species. Sequence analyses of 17-kD common antigen and outer membrane protein A and B gene fragments showed to it to be R. rickettsii, which suggested a potential new vector for this bacterium.
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