|Category:||Primarily of interest in human medicin|
|Etymology:||Genus name: Named after Howard T. Ricketts, who showed which organism caused Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which resulted in his death|
Species epithet:from Switzerland.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||C3 = ATCC VR-1375|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Cannot be cultivated on cell free substrates (for instance agar plates).|
|Micromorphology:||Pleomorphic rods (0.3-0.5 x 0.8-2.0 µm).|
|Gram +/Gram -:|
|Vector:||Tick (Ixodes ricinus).|
|Disease:||Tick borne rickettsiosis
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 30 species have been described within the genus Ricketsia. This genus is relatively closely related to other genera within the orderRickettsialas (Anaplasma, Ehrlichia and Neorickettsia).|
|Comment:||An evolutionary interesting bacterium, because its ancestors invaded cells and formed the mitochondria by endosymbiosis.|
|Dissertation with bacteriological connection|
On Friday, November 24, at 09:15 Madeleine Moazzami defends her thesis with the title: "Foodborne bacteria in slaughterhouses with focus on cleaning and disinfection". The defense takes place in Lennart Kennes hall, BioCentrum, campus Ultuna. All interested parties are welcome to attend.Published 2023-11-20. Read more...