Molecular detection and characterization of spotted fever group rickettsiae in Taiwan.

Abstract

Rickettsioses are emerging infectious diseases caused by rickettsiae in association with arthropods. We report the detection of spotted fever group rickettsiae (SFGR) in Taiwan using molecular methods. Phylogenetic analyses of the 17-kd protein and citrate synthase (gltA) genes showed that SFGR TwKM01 detected in Rhipicephalus haemaphysaloides ticks was… (More)

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@article{Tsui2007MolecularDA, title={Molecular detection and characterization of spotted fever group rickettsiae in Taiwan.}, author={Pei-Yi Tsui and Kun-Hsien Tsai and Ming-Hui Weng and Yao-wen Hung and Yu-Tien Liu and Kuang-Yu Hu and J Lien and Pey-Ru Lin and M. F. Shaio and Hsi-Chieh Wang and Dar-der Ji}, journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene}, year={2007}, volume={77 5}, pages={883-90} }