- International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
- Volume 42, Issue 2
f Rickettsia japonica sp. nov., the Etiological Agent of Spotted Fever Group Rickettsiosis in Japan
- Authors: Takahiro Uchida*, Tsuneo Uchiyama, Keiko Kumano, David H. Walker
- *Corresponding author.
- Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, April 1992 42: 303-305, doi: 10.1099/00207713-42-2-303
- Subject: Original Papers Relating To Systematic Bacteriology
- Published Online:
We propose the name Rickettsia japonica sp. nov. (with type strain YH [= ATCC VR-1363]) for a serologically specific species of spotted fever group rickettsiae that are pathogenic for humans (J. Infect. Dis. 159:1122-1126, 1989; J. Clin. Microbiol. 28:1177-1180, 1990). The biologic and genomic characteristics of the organism (G+C content, 31.2 ± 0.7 mol%) are essentially the same as those of other pathogenic spotted fever group rickettsiae, although the R. japonica isolates cause a persistent infection in Vero cells for many subcultures.
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