FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology
Candidatus Rickettsia andeanae was identified during an investigation of a febrile outbreak in northwestern Peru (2002). DNA sequencing from two ticks (Amblyomma maculatum, Ixodes boliviensis) collected during the investigation revealed a novel Rickettsia agent with similarity to the spotted fever group rickettsiae. Since then, Candidatus R. similar to andeanae has been detected in A. maculatum ticks collected in the southeastern and southcentral United States, Argentina, and Peru. To date, Candidatus R. andeanae has not been successfully cultivated in the laboratory. We present evidence for the continuous cultivation in three cell lines of Candidatus R. similar to andeanae isolated from an A. maculatum tick (Portsmouth, Virginia).
Original Publication Citation
Luce-Fedrow, A., Wright, C., Gaff, H. D., Sonenshine, D. E., Hynes, W. L., & Richards, A. L. (2012). In vitro propagation of Candidatus Rickettsia andeanae isolated from Amblyomma maculatum. FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology, 64(1), 74-81. doi:10.1111/j.1574-695X.2011.00905.x
Luce-Fedrow, Alison; Wright, Chelsea; Gaff, Holly D.; Sonenshine, Daniel E.; Hynes, Wayne L.; and Richards, Allen L., "In Vitro Propagation of Candidatus Rickettsia andeanae Isolated From Amblyomma maculatum" (2012). Biological Sciences Faculty Publications. 253.
0000-0002-4034-2684 (Gaff), 0000-0001-9370-918X (Sonenshine), 0000-0003-3998-7781 (Hynes)