Query: NC_016026:468311 Micavibrio aeruginosavorus ARL-13 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Micavibrio aeruginosavorus; Micavibrio; ; ; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: This is a gram-negative exoparasitic predatory bacterium. Micavibrio aeruginosavorus strain ARL-13 was shown to prey on Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Originally isolated from sewage water.
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General Information: This strain is an egg-passaged attentuated avirulent strain that has been used as a live vaccine and was originally isolated from a typhus patient in Madrid. This species is the causal agent of typhus. 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.