Pre_GI: SWBIT SVG BLASTP

Query: NC_014109:393500 Candidatus Riesia pediculicola USDA chromosome, complete genome

Lineage: Riesia pediculicola; Riesia; Enterobacteriaceae; Enterobacteriales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria

General Information: Riesia pediculicola is a bacterial symbiont of the human body louse Pediculus humanus. This organism is associated with the stomach disc in the louse and is essential for the survival and growth of the host.

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BLASTP Alignment.txt

Subject: NC_007880:1667922 Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica, complete genome

Lineage: Francisella tularensis; Francisella; Francisellaceae; Thiotrichales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria

General Information: This strain (live vaccine strain) was created in the 1960's in the USA and provides protection against tularemia in animal models as well as in humans. Causative agent of tularemia. This organism was first identified by Edward Francis as the causative agent of a plague-like illness that affected squirrels in Tulare county in California in the early part of the 20th century. The organism now bears his name. The disease, which has been noted throughout recorded history, can be transmitted to humans by infected ticks or deerflies, infected meat, or by aerosol, and thus is a potential bioterrorism agent. This organism has a high infectivity rate, and can invade phagocytic and nonphagocytic cells, multiplying rapidly. Once within a macrophage, the organism can escape the phagosome and live in the cytosol. It is an aquatic organism, and can be found living inside protozoans, similar to what is observed with Legionella.