Pre_GI: SWBIT SVG BLASTN

Query: NC_010263:167450 Rickettsia rickettsii str. Iowa, complete genome

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

General Information: Causative agent for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. 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. 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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BLASTN Alignment.txt

Subject: NC_013216:293571 Desulfotomaculum acetoxidans DSM 771, complete genome

Lineage: Desulfotomaculum acetoxidans; Desulfotomaculum; Peptococcaceae; Clostridiales; Firmicutes; Bacteria

General Information: Isolation: Pig waste in Gottingen, Germany; Temp: Mesophile; Temp: 37C; Habitat: Animal intestinal microflora, Fresh water. Desulfotomaculum acetoxidans has been isolated from fresh or seawater sediment and animal wastes. This organism is able to oxidize acetate to carbon dioxide with the production of hydrogen sulfide.