Rickettsia typhi

Rickettsia typhi

Scientific classification
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alphaproteobacteria
Order: Rickettsiales
Family: Rickettsiaceae
Genus: Rickettsia
Species: typhi

Rickettsia typhi is a species of the genus Rickettsia.

It is the causative agent of Murine typhus.[1][2]

The genome is similar to that of Rickettsia prowazekii.[3]


  1. ^ McLeod MP, Qin X, Karpathy SE, et al. (September 2004). and comparison with sequences of other rickettsiae"Rickettsia typhi"Complete genome sequence of . J. Bacteriol. 186 (17): 5842–55.  
  2. ^ Henry KM, Jiang J, Rozmajzl PJ, Azad AF, Macaluso KR, Richards AL (February 2007). , the causative agents of murine typhus and flea-borne spotted fever"Rickettsia felis and Rickettsia typhi"Development of quantitative real-time PCR assays to detect . Mol. Cell. Probes 21 (1): 17–23.  
  3. ^ Walker DH, Yu XJ (December 2005). spread by the fleas and ticks of flying squirrels"Rickettsia typhi to the recent Rickettsia prowazekii"Progress in rickettsial genome analysis from pioneering of . Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 1063 (1): 13–25.