Rickettsia japonica

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Rickettsia japonica
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a) Rickettsiae in cytoplasm of heavily infected Vero C1008 cells. b) Rickettsiae in a nucleus
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Pseudomonadota
Class: Alphaproteobacteria
Order: Rickettsiales
Family: Rickettsiaceae
Genus: Rickettsia
Species group: Spotted fever group
R. japonica
Binomial name
Rickettsia japonica
Uchida et al., 1992

Rickettsia japonica is a species of Rickettsia.[1][2][3] It can cause Japanese spotted fever.[4]


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  2. Uchida T, Uchiyama T, Kumano K, Walker DH (April 1992). "Rickettsia japonica sp. nov., the etiological agent of spotted fever group rickettsiosis in Japan". Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 42 (2): 303–5. doi:10.1099/00207713-42-2-303. PMID 1581190.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
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