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Descriptor in English: Rickettsia
Descriptor in Spanish: Rickettsia
Descriptor in Portuguese: Rickettsia
Descriptor in French: Rickettsia
Tree number(s): B03.660.050.783.875.650.650
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: 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: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PH physiology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
DeCS UI: 12694
Descriptor UI: D012281
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Rickettsia - Preferred
Concept UI M0019097
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Rickettsia



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