Rickettsia helvetica Beati et al. (ATCC® VR-1375)

Classification: Rickettsia, Spotted Fever Group  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

Classification Rickettsia, Spotted Fever Group
Agent Rickettsia helvetica Beati et al.
Strain C3
Applications
Cross-reacts to mouse anti-sera against other spotted fever group rickettsiae.
Cross-reacts to mouse anti-sera against other spotted fever group rickettsiae.
Biosafety Level 3
Isolation
Triturated Ixodes ricinus (Tick) nymphs from Switzerland in 1979
Product Format freeze-dried
Storage Conditions -70°C or colder
Comments
Does not grow in human fibroblasts. Cross-reacts to mouse anti-sera against other spotted fever group rickettsiae.
R. helvetica is a distinct species within the spotted fever group of rickettsia. Note: Recognized as reference strain by the International committee on Systematic Bacteriology.
6/16/93
Effect on Host
No, in vitro effects: Cytopathic effects
NO CPE
Recommended Host
Vero cells (ATCC CCL-81); L929 in tissue culture, Ixodes ricinus ticks, meadow voles
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Duration: 3-5 days
Effect on Host
No, in vitro effects: Cytopathic effects
NO CPE
Name of Depositor L Beati, D Raoult
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- L Beati, D Raoult <-- Strain: C3. Deposited by: D. Raoult
Source
Triturated Ixodes ricinus (Tick) nymphs from Switzerland in 1979
Year of Origin 1979
References

Beati L, et al. Confirmation that Rickettsia helvetica sp. nov. is a distinct species of the spotted fever group of rickettsiae. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 43: 521-526, 1993. PubMed: 8102245

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