Rickettsiaceae


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Rickettsiaceae

[ri‚ket·sē′ās·ē‚ē]
(microbiology)
A family of the order Rickettsiales; small, rod-shaped, coccoid, or diplococcoid cells often found in arthropods; includes human and animal parasites and pathogens.
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A BLAST search was conducted with this sequence (GenBank accession EF433794) that produced significant alignments to multiple Wolbachia species in the [alpha]-proteobacterial family Rickettsiaceae.
Genetic relationships among the members of the family Rickettsiaceae as shown by DNA restriction fragment polymorphism analysis.
Scrub typhus, a widely endemic disease in Asian Pacific regions, is caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, a gram-negative obligate intracellular bacterium in the family Rickettsiaceae.