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Glycine and Serine Metabolism in R. conorii


R. conorii (Rickettsia conorii) causes Mediterranean Spotted Fever in humans, which is transmitted by brown dog ticks. Rickettsia are obligate intracellular bacteria normally living in arthropod cells. Rickettsia  are true bacteria, small coccobacilli that are normally stained with Giemsa and poorly by the Gram stain. Its cell wall morphology is that of a Gram-negative bacillus. Phylogenetically R. conorii  is a member of the Alpha-subgroup of Proteobacteria (Ref.1). The bacterium is close...




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