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4 February 2019 Detection of Candidatus rickettsia tarasevichiae from a tick collected from a human patient in South Korea
Mi-Kyung Lee, Heung-Chul Kim, Yeon-Joo Choi, Jeoungyeon Kim, Hye-Jin Park, Dayoung Song, Kyung-Hee Park, Won-Jong Jang
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Here we report the detection of Candidatus Rickettsia tarasevichiae from a tick collected from a human patient through molecular method. We amplified and sequenced rickettsial citrate synthase encoding gene (gltA), 190_kDa outer protein gene (ompA), and 120_kDa outer protein gene (ompB). Sequencing results showed that its gltA gene and ompA gene shared 100% and 96% sequence similarities with Candidatus R. tarasevichiae gltAgene (GenBank: KT899085) and R. canadensis ompB gene (GenBank: KT899079), respectively. On the other hand, DNA extracted from the patient's serum shared 98% sequence similarities with R. japonica (GenBank: AF123713). Thus, we identified Candidatus R. tarasevichiae from tick and R. japonica from patient serum in this study.

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Mi-Kyung Lee, Heung-Chul Kim, Yeon-Joo Choi, Jeoungyeon Kim, Hye-Jin Park, Dayoung Song, Kyung-Hee Park, and Won-Jong Jang "Detection of Candidatus rickettsia tarasevichiae from a tick collected from a human patient in South Korea ," Systematic and Applied Acarology 24(2), 193-197, (4 February 2019). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.24.2.2
Received: 10 July 2018; Accepted: 18 January 2019; Published: 4 February 2019
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Candidatus Rickettsia tarasevichiae
gltA
human
ompA
ompB
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