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'candidatus rickettsia nicoyana': a novel rickettsia species isolated from ornithodoros knoxjonesi in costa rica.rickettsiae are intracellular bacteria commonly associated with hematophagous arthropods. most of them have been described in hard ticks, but some have been found in soft ticks. here we report the detection and isolation of a new rickettsia from ornithodoros knoxjonesi larvae collected from balantiopteryx plicata (emballonuridae) in nicoya, costa rica. two ticks were processed to detect rickettsia spp. genes glta, ompa, ompb, and htra by pcr. part of the macerate was also inoculated into vero e6 ...201728268195
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