Amblyomma imitator ticks as vectors of Rickettsia rickettsii, Mexico. Academic Article uri icon


  • Real-time PCR of Amblyomma imitator tick egg masses obtained in Nuevo Leon State, Mexico, identified a Rickettsia species. Sequence analyses of 17-kD common antigen and outer membrane protein A and B gene fragments showed to it to be R. rickettsii, which suggested a potential new vector for this bacterium.

published proceedings

  • Emerg Infect Dis

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Oliveira, K. A., Pinter, A., Medina-Sanchez, A., Boppana, V. D., Wikel, S. K., Saito, T. B., ... Bouyer, D. H.

citation count

  • 23

complete list of authors

  • Oliveira, Karla A||Pinter, Adriano||Medina-Sanchez, Aaron||Boppana, Venkata D||Wikel, Stephen K||Saito, Tais B||Shelite, Thomas||Blanton, Lucas||Popov, Vsevolod||Teel, Pete D||Walker, David H||Galvao, Marcio AM||Mafra, Claudio||Bouyer, Donald H

publication date

  • August 2010