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Q fever is a worldwide zoonosis caused by Coxiella burnetii bacterium. Two clinical forms are present: acute Q fever and chronic disease, including endocarditis. Currently, the diagnosis of Q fever(More)
The Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus is the first giant virus ever described, with a 1.2-Mb genome which encodes 979 proteins, including central components of the translation apparatus. One of these(More)
Tropheryma whipplei, the agent of Whipple's disease, is a gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium that belongs to the group of actinobacteria. In order to produce monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against this(More)