Volume 21, Number 2—February 2015
Novel Candidatus Rickettsia Species Detected in Nostril Tick from Human, Gabon, 2014
|Gene sequence, GenBank accession no.||% identity with Rickettsia spp. (basepairs)†
|R. japonica, GenBank accession no. AP011533||R. heilongjiangensis, GenBank accession no. CP002912||Rickettsia sp. Davousti, GenBank accession nos. DQ402516–402517|
|ompB, KJ619633||97.2 (442/455)||96.9 (441/455)||NA|
|ompB, KJ619632||96.9 (746/770)||98.3 (742/755)||NA|
|ompA, KJ619631||96.1 (472/491)||97.2 (477/491)||99.8 (490/491)|
|16S rRNA, KJ619629||99.4–99.6 (1369–1373/1378)||99.3–99.6 (1368–1372/1378)||NA|
|sca4, KJ619634||98.5 (509/517)||98.3 (508/517)||NA|
|gltA, KJ619635||99.1 (903/911)||99.1 (903/911)||99.9 (691/692)|
*The tick was removed in 2014 from the nostril of a woman who returned home to Spain after visiting Lopé National Park in Gabon. NA, not available.
†Percentages of identity with sequences of Rickettsia sp. Davousti have been also included when available due to the high level of similarity with our sequences.