family Rickettsiaceae


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Noun1.family Rickettsiaceae - microorganism resembling bacteria inhabiting arthropod tissues but capable of causing disease in vertebrates
bacteria family - a family of bacteria
order Rickettsiales, Rickettsiales - pleomorphic Gram-negative microorganisms
genus Rickettsia - can cause typhus and Rocky Mountain spotted fever in humans
rickettsia - any of a group of very small rod-shaped bacteria that live in biting arthropods (as ticks and mites) and cause disease in vertebrate hosts; they cause typhus and other febrile diseases in human beings
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Rickettsia diseases are caused by small intracellular Gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria that are members of the order Rickettsiales and family Rickettsiaceae in the Proteobacteria [alpha]-subdivision (RAOULT & ROUX, 1997; DUMLER et al., 2001).
Scientists later determined that a bacterium from the family Rickettsiaceae causes the disease.
DISCUSSION: Scrub Typhus, or tsutsugamushi disease is a febrile illness caused by bacteria of the family Rickettsiaceae and named Orientia tsutsugamushi.
The family Rickettsiaceae includes the genera Rickettsia and Orientia (1).
The second sequence was 1429 bp (GenBank accession EF433793) and produced significant alignments to the 16S rRNA gene of species in the [alpha]-proteobacterial family Rickettsiaceae. This sequence was 99% identical (1177/1185 bp) to a 1185-bp homologous region of a partial 16S rRNA gene sequence from the endosymbiont Wolbachia of D.