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Volume 15, Number 10—October 2009


Novel Rickettsia in Ticks, Tasmania, Australia

Leonard IzzardComments to Author , Stephen Graves, Erika Cox, Stan Fenwick, Nathan Unsworth, and John Stenos
Author affiliations: Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory, Geelong, Victoria, Australia (L. Izzard, S. Graves, J. Stenos); Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia (L. Izzard, S. Fenwick, J. Stenos); Launceston General Hospital, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia (E. Cox); Texas A&M Health Science Center, College Station, Texas, USA (N. Unsworth)

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GenBank accession numbers of additional rickettsia sequences used in this study*

Strain rrs gltA ompA ompB sca4
Rickettsia sp. 518 EU430246 EU430247 EU430242
Candidatus R. tasmanensis T120 GQ223395 GQ223396 GQ223397
Candidatus R. tasmanensis T152-E GQ223391 GQ223392 GQ223393 GQ223394

*rrs, 16S rRNA; gltA, citrate synthase; omp, outer membrane protein; sca, surface cell antigen.

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