Volume 8, Number 9—September 2002
First Detection of Spotted Fever Group Rickettsiae in Ixodes ricinus from Italy
|Sequence||Location (and no.) of infected I. ricinus specimens||SFG Rickettsia spp. with highly similar sequences present in GenBank||gltA||17 kDa||ompA|
|IrITA1||Trento Province (3) Feltre (2)||R. helvetica||100||99||–|
|IrITA2||Trento Province (2) Toscana (1)||IrR/Munich IRS4 (Slovakia)||100 100||– –||100 99|
|IrITA3||Trento Province (1)||IRS3 (Slovakia)||100||–||99|
aThe number of ticks examined from Trento, Feltre, and Toscana were 89, 10, and 10 respectively.
bI., Ixodes; R., Rickettsia.
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