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Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gammaproteobacteria
Order: Legionellales
Family: Coxiellaceae
Genus: Rickettsiella
Philip, 1956[1]

Rickettsiella is a genus of the family Coxiellaceae.[2] It should not be confused with Rickettsia. It is currently considered of the Gammaproteobacteria. However, this classification has been challenged.[3]


  1. ^ "Rickettsiella Philip, 1956". GBIF. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ Rickettsiella at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  3. ^ Leclerque A (June 2008). "Whole genome-based assessment of the taxonomic position of the arthropod pathogenic bacterium Rickettsiella grylli". FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 283 (1): 117–27. doi:10.1111/j.1574-6968.2008.01158.x. PMID 18422627.