NC_007940:669143 Rickettsia bellii RML369-C, complete genome
Host Lineage: Rickettsia bellii; Rickettsia; Rickettsiaceae; Rickettsiales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria
General Information: This strain (RML 369-C) was isolated in embryonated chicken eggs from a triturated (powdered) pool of unfed adult Dermacentor variabilis ticks collected from vegetation near Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, in 1966. Transmitted via American ticks. This organism represents the third group of Rickettsial species and is separate from the spotted fever group and the typhus group. This organism is transovarially transmitted in American ticks and shows the largest range of host organisms including Dermacentor and Amblyomma.