Rickettsia massiliae Beati and Raoult (ATCC® VR-1376)

Classification: Rickettsiae  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Classification Rickettsiae
Agent Rickettsia massiliae Beati and Raoult
Strain Mtul [strain Mtu1]
Applications
Cross-reacts with mouse sera to other spotted fever rickettsiae.
Cross-reacts with mouse sera to other spotted fever rickettsiae.
Biosafety Level 3
Isolation
Hemolymph of Rhipicephalus turanicus (Tick) from the South of France
Product Format freeze-dried
Storage Conditions  -70°C or colder
Comments
Cross-reacts with mouse sera to other spotted fever rickettsiae.
Serology confirms that this agent is a distinct seotype within the spotted fever group of rickettsiae. Note: Officially recognized as reference strain by International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology.
6/16/93
Effect on Host
No, in vitro effects: Cytopathic effects
CPE in TC.
Recommended Host
Vero cells (ATCC CCL-81)
L-929 cells (ATCC-CCL-1); Vero cells (ATCC CCL-81); human embryonic lung cells
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Incubation: 3-5 days
Effect on Host
No, in vitro effects: Cytopathic effects
CPE in TC.
Name of Depositor L Beati, D Raoult
Source
Hemolymph of Rhipicephalus turanicus (Tick) from the South of France
References

Beati L, et al. Comparison of serologic typing, sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis protein analysis, and genetic restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis for identification of rickettsiae: characterization of two new rickettsial strains. J. Clin. Microbiol. 30: 1922-1930, 1992. PubMed: 1354221

Beati L, Raoult D. Rickettsia massiliae sp. nov., a new spotted fever group Rickettsia. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 43: 839-840, 1993. PubMed: 8240964

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