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Volume 16, Number 8—August 2010

Dispatch

Amblyomma imitator Ticks as Vectors of Rickettsia rickettsii, Mexico

Karla A. Oliveira1, Adriano Pinter2, Aaron Medina-Sanchez3, Venkata D. Boppana, Stephen K. Wikel, Tais B. Saito, Thomas Shelite, Lucas Blanton, Vsevolod Popov, Pete D. Teel4, David H. Walker, Marcio A.M. Galvao5, Claudio Mafra1, and Donald H. BouyerComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA

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Rickettsia rickettsii (arrow) in a midgut cell of an Amblyomma imitator tick (A). The trilaminar cell wall is separated from the cell membrane by the periplasmic space (B). Scale bars = 0.1 µm.

FigureRickettsia rickettsii (arrow) in a midgut cell of an Amblyomma imitator tick (A). The trilaminar cell wall is separated from the cell membrane by the periplasmic space (B). Scale bars = 0.1 µm.

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1Current affiliation: Federal University of Vicosa, Vicosa, Brazil.

2Current affiliation: Superintendency of Control of Endemic Diseases, São Paulo, Brazil.

3Current affiliation: Hospital and Clinic Oca, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

4Current affiliation: Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA.

5Current affiliation: Federal University of Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil.

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