Ultrastructural study of the infection process of Rickettsia conorii in the salivary glands of the vector tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus.

@article{Santos2002UltrastructuralSO,
  title={Ultrastructural study of the infection process of Rickettsia conorii in the salivary glands of the vector tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus.},
  author={Ana Sofia Santos and F{\'a}tima Bacellar and Margarida Santos-Silva and P. Formosinho and Ant{\'o}nio J dos Santos Gr{\'a}cio and S. George Franca},
  journal={Vector borne and zoonotic diseases},
  year={2002},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={165-77}
}
This work was designed to study the infection process of Rickettsia conorii in the salivary glands of experimentally infected Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks. One hundred six uninfected engorged nymphs were intracelomically inoculated with approximately 2 x 10(3) plaque-forming units of a rickettsial suspension. After the molt, unfed and fed adults were dissected, and the salivary glands were extracted and processed for transmission electron microscopy observation. Three different uninfected… CONTINUE READING

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