[Genetic identification of rickettsiae of the tick-borne spotted fever group, isolated in the foci of tick-borne rickettsiosis].

Abstract

A total of 25 rickettsial cultures of the tick-borne spotted fever (TBSF) group from the collection of the Research Institute of Infections in Omsk, isolated from different sources in the territory of the Russian Federation (from the Urals to the Far East) during the period of 1954-2001) were studied by the methods of genetic analysis. The fragments of the gene coding the outer-membrane protein of 190 kD (ompA) and synthetase citrate (gltA) of the rickettsiae under the study were sequenced. 23 isolates were identified as R. sibirica, among them 3 isolates obtained from patients, 16 isolates obtained from Dermacentor ticks, 2 isolates from Haemaphysalis concinna and 2--from Ixodes persulcatus. The strain Primorye 32/84, isolated from D. silvarum ticks in the Far East and earlier identified as S. sibirica by the results of the PCR-RFLP analysis proved to be a genovariant Rickettsia spBJ-90, i.e. close to this species. Strain Karpunino 19/69, isolated in the Kurgan region, was identified as R. slovaca. The results obtained extended our notions of the spectrum of rickettsiae group TBSF in Russia as well as their vectors.

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@article{Shpynov2004GeneticIO, title={[Genetic identification of rickettsiae of the tick-borne spotted fever group, isolated in the foci of tick-borne rickettsiosis].}, author={Stanislav N Shpynov and N V Rydakov and Irina E Samoilenko and Tatjana A Reshetnikova and V K Iastrebov and M S Shaĭman and P Edouard Fournier and Didier Raoult}, journal={Zhurnal mikrobiologii, epidemiologii, i immunobiologii}, year={2004}, volume={5}, pages={43-8} }