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Volume 18, Number 4—April 2012


Rickettsia monacensis as Cause of Mediterranean Spotted Fever–like Illness, Italy

Giordano MadedduComments to Author , Fabiola Mancini, Antonello Caddeo, Alessandra Ciervo, Sergio Babudieri, Ivana Maida, Maria Laura Fiori, Giovanni Rezza, and Maria Stella Mura
Author affiliations: University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy (G. Madeddu, A. Caddeo, S. Babudieri, I. Maida, M.L. Fiori, M.S. Mura); Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy (F. Mancini, A. Ciervo, G. Rezza)

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Selected inner primers used to amplify rickettsial gltA and ompA genes*

Rickettsial groups Gene Primer Nucleotide sequence, 5′ → 3′ Product size, bp Reference
Rickettsiae spotted fever group plus typhus group gtlA gltA–F TCGCAAATGTTCACGGTACTTT 74 (8)
Rickettsiae ompA ompA ompA–F ATGGCGAATATTTCTCCAAAA 632 (9)

*gltA, citrate synthase; ompA, outer membrane protein A.

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