Presence of a novel Ehrlichia sp. in Ixodes granulatus found in Okinawa, Japan.

@article{Takano2009PresenceOA,
  title={Presence of a novel Ehrlichia sp. in Ixodes granulatus found in Okinawa, Japan.},
  author={Ai Takano and Shuji Ando and Toshio Kishimoto and Hiromi Fujita and Teruki Kadosaka and Yoshiki Nitta and Hiroki Kawabata and Haruo Watanabe},
  journal={Microbiology and immunology},
  year={2009},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={101-6}
}
Ehrlichia-specific DNA fragments of Ehrlichia omp-1 and groEL genes were found in two I. granulatus ticks which had been collected from wild small mammals in a subtropical zone in Japan. The DNA sequences of groEL and 16SrDNA of the suspected Ehrlichia were clustered into a group of E. chaffeensis, E. muris, and Ehrlichia sp. HF565 found in I. ovatus, but were distinctly different. Therefore the Ehrlichia strain was designated as a novel Ehrlichia sp. 360. The Ehrlichia sp. 360 was detected in… CONTINUE READING