A century of typhus, lice and Rickettsia
2000 (English)In: Research in Microbiology, ISSN 0923-2508, Vol. 151, no 2, 143-150 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
At the beginning of the 20th century, it was discovered at the Pasteur Institute in Tunis that epidemic typhus is transmitted by the human body louse. The complete genome sequence of its causative agent, Rickettsia prowazekii, was determined at Uppsala University in Sweden at the end of the century. In this mini-review, we discuss insights gained from the genome sequence of this fascinating and deadly organism.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
EDITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES MEDICALES ELSEVIER , 2000. Vol. 151, no 2, 143-150 p.
typhus, louse, genome sequence, Rickettsia prowazekii
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-38050DOI: 10.1016/S0923-2508(00)00116-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-38050DiVA: diva2:65949
Addresses: Andersson SGE, Uppsala Univ, Dept Mol Evolut, Evolutionary Biol Ctr, Norbyvagen 18C, S-75236 Uppsala, Sweden. Uppsala Univ, Dept Mol Evolut, Evolutionary Biol Ctr, S-75236 Uppsala, Sweden.2008-10-172008-10-172015-06-25Bibliographically approved