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An anomalous type IV secretion system in Rickettsia is evolutionarily conserved
(Public Library of Science, 2009-03-12)
Background: Bacterial type IV secretion systems (T4SSs) comprise a diverse transporter family functioning in conjugation, competence, and effector molecule (DNA and/or protein) translocation. Thirteen genome sequences from ...
Plasmids and Rickettsial Evolution: Insight from Rickettsia felis
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 ...
Louse- and flea-borne rickettsioses: biological and genomic analyses
(EDP SCIENCES, 2009-03)
In contrast to 15 or more validated and/or proposed tick-borne spotted fever group species, only three named medically important rickettsial species are associated with insects. These insect-borne rickettsiae are comprised ...
Rickettsia Phylogenomics: Unwinding the Intricacies of Obligate Intracellular Life
(Public Library of Science, 2008-04-16)
Background: Completed genome sequences are rapidly increasing for Rickettsia, obligate intracellular α-proteobacteria responsible for various human diseases, including epidemic typhus and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. In ...