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Descriptor English:   Rickettsia 
Descriptor Spanish:   Rickettsia 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Rickettsia 
Tree Number:   B03.660.050.783.875.650.650
Definition English:   A genus of gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacteria often surrounded by a protein microcapsular layer and slime layer. The natural cycle of its organisms generally involves a vertebrate and an invertebrate host. Species of the genus are the etiological agents of human diseases, such as typhus. 
Indexing Annotation English:   classified with bacteria; infection = RICKETTSIA INFECTIONS or their specifics: see notes on species terms for various infections; Rickettsia quintana infection = TRENCH FEVER; RICKETTSIA TSUTSUGAMUSHI see ORIENTIA TSUTSUGAMUSHI is available
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
CH chemistry CL classification
CY cytology DE drug effects
EN enzymology GE genetics
GD growth & development IM immunology
IP isolation & purification ME metabolism
PY pathogenicity PH physiology
RE radiation effects UL ultrastructure
VI virology  
Record Number:   12694 
Unique Identifier:   D012281 

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