Isolation of a Rickettsial Pathogen from a Non-Hematophagous Arthropod

@inproceedings{Thepparit2011IsolationOA,
  title={Isolation of a Rickettsial Pathogen from a Non-Hematophagous Arthropod},
  author={Chutima Thepparit and Piyanate Sunyakumthorn and Mark L Guillotte and Vsevolod L. Popov and Lane D. Foil and Kevin R. Macaluso},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
Rickettsial diversity is intriguing in that some species are transmissible to vertebrates, while others appear exclusive to invertebrate hosts. Of particular interest is Rickettsia felis, identifiable in both stored product insect pests and hematophagous disease vectors. To understand rickettsial survival tactics in, and probable movement between, both insect systems will explicate the determinants of rickettsial pathogenicity. Towards this objective, a population of Liposcelis bostrychophila… CONTINUE READING

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