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1 July 2001 Spotted Fever Group Rickettsia in Dermacentor variabilis (Acari: Ixodidae) Infesting Raccoons (Carnivora: Procyonidae) and Opossums (Marsupialia: Didelphimorphidae) in Tennessee
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Spotted fever group Rickettsia were present in 13 of 1,171 (1.1%) of adult Dermacentor variabilis Say removed from raccoons (Procyon lotor L.) and Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana Kerr) in western Tennessee. Spotted fever group Rickettsia were detected by amplification of a 617-bp segment of the citrate synthase gene by polymerase chain reaction.

Thomas M. Kollars Jr. and Ampornpan Kengluecha "Spotted Fever Group Rickettsia in Dermacentor variabilis (Acari: Ixodidae) Infesting Raccoons (Carnivora: Procyonidae) and Opossums (Marsupialia: Didelphimorphidae) in Tennessee," Journal of Medical Entomology 38(4), (1 July 2001). https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-2585-38.4.601
Received: 20 June 2000; Accepted: 1 March 2001; Published: 1 July 2001
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