Pre_GI: SWBIT SVG BLASTN

Query: NC_016931:107880 Rickettsia massiliae str. AZT80 chromosome, complete genome

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

General Information: Members of this genus, like other Rickettsial organisms such as Neorickettsia and Anaplasma, are obligate intracellular pathogens. In both groups, the bacteria are transmitted via an insect, usually a tick, to a host organism 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. This bacterium is a member of the spotted fever group of the Rickettsiales and has been isolated from ticks in Europe and Africa. Rickettsia massiliae does not appear to cause disease in humans.

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Subject: NC_012730:293634 Rickettsia peacockii str. Rustic, complete genome

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

General Information: Rickettsia peacockii was initially identified in wood ticks from the eastern side of the Bitterroot Valley in Montana. Cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in the Bitterroot Valley are associated with exposure to ticks from the western side. Ticks from the east side are primarily infected with R. peacockii which is nonvirulent and may prevent the establishment of pathogenic Rickettsia species in these ticks.