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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BLASTN Alignment.txt

Subject: NC_014964:388458 Thermoanaerobacter brockii subsp. finnii Ako-1 chromosome, complete

Lineage: Thermoanaerobacter brockii; Thermoanaerobacter; Thermoanaerobacteraceae; Thermoanaerobacterales; Firmicutes; Bacteria

General Information: Isolation: Lake sediment; Africa, Lake Kivu; Temp: Thermophile; Temp: 65C. Thermoanaerobacter brockii is a thermophilic gram positive anaerobe that has been isolated from lake sediment, oil wells and hot springs. This organism ferments hexoses and pyruvate and can reduce thiosulfate to hydrogen sulfide.