Characterization of the SF agent, an Ehrlichia sp. isolated from the fluke Stellantchasmus falcatus, by 16S rRNA base sequence, serological, and morphological analyses.

@article{Wen1996CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of the SF agent, an Ehrlichia sp. isolated from the fluke Stellantchasmus falcatus, by 16S rRNA base sequence, serological, and morphological analyses.},
  author={B Wen and Yasuko Rikihisa and Shingo Yamamoto and Noriko Kawabata and Paul A Fuerst},
  journal={International journal of systematic bacteriology},
  year={1996},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={149-54}
}
The organism designated the SF agent was originally isolated in Japan in 1962 from Stellantchasmus falcatus metacercaria parasitic on gray mullet fish. The SF agent resembles members of the genus Ehrlichia morphologically and exhibits weak antigenic cross-reactivity with Ehrlichia sennetsu. This organism causes mild clinical signs in dogs, but severe splenomegaly and lymphadenopathy in mice. This suggests that the SF agent may be similar to either Neorickettsia helminthoeca, an intracellular… CONTINUE READING

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