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    • Plasmids and Rickettsial Evolution: Insight from Rickettsia felis 

      Gillespie, Joseph J.; Beier, Magda S.; Rahman, M. Sayeedur; Ammerman, Nicole C.; Shallom, Joshua M.; Purkayastha, Anjan; Sobral, Bruno S.; Azad, Abdu F. (PLOS, 2007-03-07)
      Background The genome sequence of Rickettsia felis revealed a number of rickettsial genetic anomalies that likely contribute not only to a large genome size relative to other rickettsiae, but also to phenotypic oddities ...
    • Surface Proteome Analysis and Characterization of Surface Cell Antigen (Sca) or Autotransporter Family of Rickettsia typhi 

      Sears, Khandra T.; Ceraul, Shane M.; Gillespie, Joseph J.; Allen, Edwin D., Jr.; Popov, Vsevolod L.; Ammerman, Nicole C.; Rahman, M. Sayeedur; Azad, Abdu F. (Public Library of Science, 2012-08-09)
      Surface proteins of the obligate intracellular bacterium Rickettsia typhi, the agent of murine or endemic typhus fever, comprise an important interface for host-pathogen interactions including adherence, invasion and ...