Query: NC_017028:316000 Candidatus Rickettsia amblyommii str. GAT-30V chromosome, complete Lineage: Rickettsia amblyommii; Rickettsia; Rickettsiaceae; Rickettsiales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Animal pathogen in Mammalia (intracellular obligate). Rickettsiae are obligate intracellular Gram-negative bacteria mostly found in arthropods, some of which cause mild to severe diseases in humans. Rickettsia amblyommii, a member of the spotted fever antigenic and genetic group Rickerriae infects Amblyomma ticks in the United States, Panama, French Guiana, Brazil, and Argentina.
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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.