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Highly Prevalent Coxiella sp. Bacterium in the Tick Vector Amblyomma americanum▿

Authors
  • Algimantas Jasinskas
  • Jianmin Zhong
  • Alan G. Barbour
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology
Publication Date
Nov 03, 2006
Source
PMC
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Abstract

Laboratory-reared and field-collected Amblyomma americanum ticks were hosts of a Coxiella sp. and a Rickettsia sp. While the Coxiella sp. was detected in 50 of 50 field-collected ticks, the Rickettsia sp. was absent from 32% of ticks. The Coxiella sp. showed evidence of a reduced genome and may be an obligate endosymbiont.

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