Title

The Genus Rickettsia: Microbiology, Diversity and Taxonomy

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

2011

Publication Title

Revue Tunisienne d'Infectiologie, Intracellular Bacteria: From Biology to Clinic

Abstract

Bacteria belonging to the genus Rickettsia are small Gram negative bacteria in the Alphaproteobacteria that exhibit unique adaptations and specific characteristics suited to obligate replication in the cytoplasm of their host cells. We briefly describe the microbiology of Rickettsia and provide a review of classic and contemporary approaches being applied to their phylogeny, diversity and taxonomy.

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