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Isolation of a divergent strain of Rickettsia japonica from Dew's Australian bat Argasid ticks (Argas (Carios) dewae) in Victoria, Australia
- Izzard, Leonard, Chung, Matthew, Dunning Hotopp, Julie, Vincent, Gemma, Paris, Daniel, Graves, Stephen, Stenos, John
- Ticks and tick-borne diseases 2018 v.9 no.6 pp. 1484-1488
- Argas, Carios, Chiroptera, Rickettsia japonica, dew, genes, tick-borne diseases, ticks, Australia
- A divergent strain of Rickettsia japonica was isolated from a Dew's Australian bat argasid tick, Argas (Carios) dewae, collected in southern Victoria, Australia and a full-genome analysis along with sequencing of 5 core gene fragments was undertaken. This isolate was designated Rickettsia japonica str. argasii (ATCC VR-1665, CSUR R179).