Rickettsia asiatica

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Rickettsia asiatica
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alphaproteobacteria
Order: Rickettsiales
Family: Rickettsiaceae
Genus: Rickettsia
Species: R. asiatica
Binomial name
Rickettsia asiatica
Fujita et al. 2006

Rickettsia asiatica is a tick-borne pathogenic species borne by Ixodes ovatus. The type strain of Rickettsia asiatica sp. nov. is IO-1T (=CSUR R2T).[1]


  1. ^ Fujita, H. (2006). "Rickettsia asiatica sp. nov., isolated in Japan". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATIC AND EVOLUTIONARY MICROBIOLOGY 56 (10): 2365–2368. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.64177-0. ISSN 1466-5026. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Fournier, Pierre-Edouard; Raoult, Didier (2007). "Identification of rickettsial isolates at the species level using multi-spacer typing". BMC Microbiology 7 (1): 72. doi:10.1186/1471-2180-7-72. ISSN 1471-2180. 
  • Fournier, P.-E.; Dumler, J. S.; Greub, G.; Zhang, J.; Wu, Y.; Raoult, D. (2003). "Gene Sequence-Based Criteria for Identification of New Rickettsia Isolates and Description of Rickettsia heilongjiangensis sp. nov.". Journal of Clinical Microbiology 41 (12): 5456–5465. doi:10.1128/JCM.41.12.5456-5465.2003. ISSN 0095-1137. 
  • Hechemy, Karim E., Philippe Brouqui, and James E. Samuel, eds.Rickettsiology and Rickettsial Diseases. Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.

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