Pre_GI: SWBIT SVG BLASTN

Query: NC_003103:266013 Rickettsia conorii str. Malish 7, complete genome

Lineage: Rickettsia conorii; Rickettsia; Rickettsiaceae; Rickettsiales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria

General Information: This strain was isolated from a human in South Africa. Causative agent for Rocky Mountain spotted fever. This genus, like other Rickettsial organisms such as Neorickettsia and Anaplasma, is composed of obligate intracellular pathogens. 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. Transovarial transmission (from mother to offspring) occurs in the invertebrate host. This organism causes Rocky Mountain spotted fever which can cause severe damage to the endothelial layer of major organs, including the lungs, heart, kidneys, and skeletal muscle which can result in death.

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Subject: NC_013118:1109610 Brucella microti CCM 4915 chromosome 2, complete genome

Lineage: Brucella microti; Brucella; Brucellaceae; Rhizobiales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria

General Information: Brucella microti was isolated in 2000 from systemically infected voles in South Moravia, Czech Republic and has been more recently isolated from foxes and apparently free-living in soil in Czech soil. The organism is characterized by rapid growth on standard media and high metabolic activity, which is atypical for Brucella.