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- Lin, Pey-Ru; Tsai, Hui-Ping; Tsui, Pei-Yi; Weng, Ming-Hui; Kuo, Ming-Der; Lin, Hung-Chi; Chen, Kuo-Ching; Ji, Dar-Der; Chu, Der-Ming; Liu, Wen-Tssann
- Applied and environmental microbiology 2011 v.77 no.10 pp. 3398-3405
- chiggers, etc ; Orientia tsutsugamushi; amino acid sequences; antigens; emerging diseases; etiological agents; genes; genotype; murine typhus; nucleotide sequences; outer membrane proteins; phylogeny; polymerase chain reaction; risk factors; rodents; scrub typhus; Taiwan; Show all 17 Subjects
- ... Orientia tsutsugamushi is the etiological agent of scrub typhus, a mite-borne, febrile illness that occurs in the Asia-Pacific region. We conducted strain characterization of O. tsutsugamushi isolates from chiggers obtained from rodents based the nucleotide sequence of the 56-kDa outer membrane protein gene. With the use of PCR, a total of 68 DNA sequences of 56-kDa antigen genes were amplified. P ...