Rickettsia argasii (ATCC® VR-1665)

Classification: Rickettsiaceae, Rickettsia  /  Product Format: frozen

Classification Rickettsiaceae, Rickettsia
Agent Rickettsia argasii
Strain T170-B
Biosafety Level 3
Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions  -70°C or colder
Comments
New Taxon.
It is recommended to determine viability by a PCR-based assay as agent does not produce cytopathic effects.
Effect on Host
No CPE produced
Recommended Host
Vero cells (ATCC CCL-81)
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 35°C
Recommendations for Infection: Plant cells 24 hours in advance and infect when cultures are 90-100% confluent. Remove medium and inoculate with an appropriate volume of Rickettsiae (e.g. 1 mL per 25 cm2) diluted in agent growth medium to provide an appropriate MOI (e.g. MOI of 50 for 50 Rickettsiae/ cell). Adsorb 1 hour at 800 x g at 20°C in a low speed centrifuge in closed buckets. End adsorption by adding agent growth medium to culture(s).
Incubation: Incubate infected culture(s) for 7-14 days at 35°C in a humidified 5% CO2 atmosphere.
Effect on Host
No CPE produced
Name of Depositor L Izzard
Source
Tissue from the bat tick Argas dewae (soft tick), Southern Victoria, Australia.