Rickettsia canadensis (ATCC® VR-610)

Classification: Rickettsiae  /  Product Format: frozen

Classification Rickettsiae
Agent Rickettsia canadensis
Strain 2678
Biosafety Level 2
Isolation
Haemaphysalis leporispalustris (whole ticks)
Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions -70°C or colder
Comments
Type strain. Posesses CF antigens in common with R. Typhi and R. prowazekie with antisera prepared in GP, Rab, and Ha; however, tests wtih mouse antisera are not identical. Lack of identity with R. Typei and R. prowazekii confirmed by toxin neutralization tests. Because it is not associated with human disease, this agent can be handled under BSL2 conditions, per CDC BMBL 5th edition, 2007.
Effect on Host
Death in chicken embryo
Death of E, febrile response in GP.
Febrile response in guinea pig
Recommended Host
chicken embryo; Vero cells (ATCC CCL-81)
chicken embryo; guinea pig; Microtus species; Vero cells (ATCC CCL-81)
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 35°C
Incubation: 8 days in CE
Effect on Host
Death in chicken embryo
Death of E, febrile response in GP.
Febrile response in guinea pig
Name of Depositor RA Ormsbee, T Hackstadt
Source
Haemaphysalis leporispalustris (whole ticks)
References

Truper HG, De Clari L. Taxonomic note: Necessary correction of specific epithets formed as substantives (nouns) "in apposition". Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 47: 908-909, 1997.

McKiel JA, et al. Rickettsia canada: a new member of the typhus group of rickettsiae isolated from Haemaphysalis leporispalustris ticks in Canada. Can. J. Microbiol. 13: 503-510, 1967. PubMed: 6039198

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

type strain