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Tick-Borne Rickettsioses around the World: Emerging Diseases Challenging Old Concepts
SUMMARY During most of the 20th century, the epidemiology of tick-borne rickettsioses could be summarized as the occurrence of a single pathogenic rickettsia on each continent. An element of thisExpand
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Update on Tick-Borne Rickettsioses around the World: a Geographic Approach
SUMMARY Tick-borne rickettsioses are caused by obligate intracellular bacteria belonging to the spotted fever group of the genus Rickettsia. These zoonoses are among the oldest known vector-borneExpand
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Comparative Genomics of Multidrug Resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii
Acinetobacter baumannii is a species of nonfermentative gram-negative bacteria commonly found in water and soil. This organism was susceptible to most antibiotics in the 1970s. It has now become aExpand
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Ongoing revolution in bacteriology: routine identification of bacteria by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry.
BACKGROUND Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry accurately identifies both selected bacteria and bacteria in select clinical situations. It has notExpand
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Ticks and tickborne bacterial diseases in humans: an emerging infectious threat.
  • P. Parola, D. Raoult
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Clinical infectious diseases : an official…
  • 15 March 2001
Ticks are currently considered to be second only to mosquitoes as vectors of human infectious diseases in the world. Each tick species has preferred environmental conditions and biotopes thatExpand
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Microorganisms Resistant to Free-Living Amoebae
SUMMARY Free-living amoebae feed on bacteria, fungi, and algae. However, some microorganisms have evolved to become resistant to these protists. These amoeba-resistant microorganisms includeExpand
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The 1.2-Megabase Genome Sequence of Mimivirus
We recently reported the discovery and preliminary characterization of Mimivirus, the largest known virus, with a 400-nanometer particle size comparable to mycoplasma. Mimivirus is a double-strandedExpand
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The virophage as a unique parasite of the giant mimivirus
Viruses are obligate parasites of Eukarya, Archaea and Bacteria. Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus (APMV) is the largest known virus; it grows only in amoeba and is visible under the opticalExpand
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16S Ribosomal DNA Sequence Analysis of a Large Collection of Environmental and Clinical Unidentifiable Bacterial Isolates
ABSTRACT Some bacteria are difficult to identify with phenotypic identification schemes commonly used outside reference laboratories. 16S ribosomal DNA (rDNA)-based identification of bacteriaExpand
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