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Volume 24, Number 6—June 2018

Rickettsia parkeri in Dermacentor parumapertus Ticks, Mexico

Sokani Sánchez-Montes1, Andrés M. López-Pérez1Comments to Author , Carmen Guzmán-Cornejo, Pablo Colunga-Salas, Ingeborg Becker, Jesús Delgado-de la Mora, Jesús D. Licona-Enríquez, David Delgado-de la Mora, Sandor E. Karpathy, Christopher D. Paddock, and Gerardo Suzán
Author affiliations: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico (S. Sánchez-Montes, A.M. López-Pérez, C. Guzmán-Cornejo, P. Colunga-Salas, I. Becker, G. Suzán); Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Mexico City (J. Delgado-de la Mora); Universidad de Sonora, Sonora, Mexico (J.D. Licona-Enríquez); Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora, Sonora (D. Delgado-de la Mora); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (S.E. Karpathy, C. Paddock)

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Results of analysis of Rickettsia sequences recovered from ticks in Mexico to Rickettsia parkeri sequences from GenBank*

Comparison strain (accession no.)
Sequence identity
R. parkeri Black Gap (KY124257.1)
731/731, 100%
ompA R. parkeri RAmova (MF034495.1) 429/429, 100%

R. parkeri Atlantic rainforest (KX137902.1)
429/429, 100%
R. parkeri Black Gap (KY113111.1)
735/744, 98.7%
htrA R. parkeri (U17008.1) 404/404, 100%

*Analysis conducted using BLAST (13).

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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