Volume 88, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



In a previous study conducted in Cyprus, various spotted fever group species were detected and identified in ticks by molecular analysis. Among them, a partially characterized species was detected in and ticks. We report characterization of this rickettsial strain by using polymerase chain reaction sequencing analysis of partial citrate synthase A, outer membrane protein A, outer membrane protein B, and 17-kD protein genes. We propose a provisional name sp. strain Tselenti for this strain until it is isolated and further characterized.


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  • Received : 05 Aug 2011
  • Accepted : 12 Apr 2012

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