Rickettsia sibirica Zdrodovski (ATCC® VR-151)

Classification: Rickettsiae  /  Product Format: frozen

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Classification Rickettsiae
Deposited As Siberian tick tythus
Agent Rickettsia sibirica Zdrodovski
Strain 246
Biosafety Level 3
Isolation
tick, Dermacentor nuttalli, USSR, about 1945
Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions -70°C or colder
Comments
Initial passages should be made both in eggs and in GP. Soluble antigens of this strain react in CF tests with immune serums for all members of the spotted fever group.
Strain 246 isolated about 1945 from tick (Dermacentor nuttalli) in Russia. Passaged material labeled No. 246 'R' was subsequently distributed to C. B Philips, USA and from Philips to Bozeman to Fuller.
Effect on Host
Death of chick embryo
febrile response
Recommended Host
7 day chicken embryo, yolk sac inoculation; guinea pig, i.p. inoculation
chicken embryo; guinea pig
Growth Conditions
Incubation: 5-6 days
Effect on Host
Death of chick embryo
febrile response
Name of Depositor HS Fuller
Source
tick, Dermacentor nuttalli, USSR, about 1945
Year of Origin 1945
References

Bell EJ, Stoenner HG. Immunologic relationships among the spotted fever group of rickettsias determined by toxin neutralization tests in mice with convalescent animal serums. J. Immunol. 84: 171-182, 1960. PubMed: 13798490

Skerman VB, et al. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 30: 225-420, 1980.

type strain

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : D38628 Rickettsia sibirica (strain ATCC VR151) gene for 16S rRNA.

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