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Query: NC_016911:771916:786416 Rickettsia rickettsii str. Hauke chromosome, complete genome

Start: 786416, End: 786667, Length: 252

Host Lineage: Rickettsia rickettsii; Rickettsia; Rickettsiaceae; Rickettsiales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria

General Information: This genus, like other Rickettsial organisms such as Neorickettsia and Anaplasma, are obligate intracellular pathogens and is composed of two groups, the spotted fever group, and the typhus group. The latter is composed of two organisms, Rickettsia prowazekii and Rickettsia typhi. The bacteria are transmitted via an insect, usually a tick, to a host organism, in this case humans, where they target endothelial cells and sometimes macrophages. They attach via an adhesin, rickettsial outer membrane protein A, and are internalized where they persist as cytoplasmically free organisms. This organism was first identified by Dr. Howard Rickets as the causative agent of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, which was originally named for its geographic distribution at the time, it is now known to be widespread throughout the North American continent. This bacterium is an obligate intracellular pathogen that infects primarily the vascular endothelium, and occasionally smooth muscle tissue. This bacterium is an obligate intracellular pathogen that infects primarily the vascular endothelium, and occasionally smooth muscle tissue. It is passed to the human host from a tick bite, and the tick acts as both a natural reservoir and a vector for disease transmission. Once the organism is endocytosed by the host cell, it quickly escapes the phagozome, and replicates intracellularly, causing cell death and tissue damage. The disease is characterized by a spotted rash and has a high mortality rate if left untreated.




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SubjectStartEndLengthSubject Host DescriptionCDS descriptionE-valueBit score
NC_016914:772025:786525786525786776252Rickettsia rickettsii str. Hino chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein2e-41167
NC_016909:771542:786041786041786292252Rickettsia rickettsii str. Arizona chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein2e-41167
NC_010263:771901:786401786401786652252Rickettsia rickettsii str. Iowa, complete genomehypothetical protein2e-41167
NC_016050:771752:786196786196786447252Rickettsia japonica YH, complete genomehypothetical protein3e-39160
NC_015866:767790:782102782102782353252Rickettsia heilongjiangensis 054 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein3e-39160
NC_017058:671000:673139673139673309171Rickettsia australis str. Cutlack chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein1e-1684.7
NC_017058:671000:673057673057673215159Rickettsia australis str. Cutlack chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein2e-0961.2
NC_016929:474000:476760476760476939180Rickettsia canadensis str. CA410 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein3e-0753.9
NC_009879:475500:477733477733477912180Rickettsia canadensis str. McKiel, complete genomehypothetical protein1e-0651.6
NC_008609:975867:992863992863993201339Pelobacter propionicus DSM 2379, complete genomehypothetical protein3e-0650.8