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Cowdria

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A genus of bacteria occurring in the cytoplasm of vascular endothelial cells of ruminants.

Description

A genus of bacteria of the Ehrlichieae, family Rickettsiaceae, order Rickettsiales, occurring in the cytoplasm of vascular endothelial cells of ruminants.

Bibliography

  • J. S. Dumler, A. F. Barbet, C. P. J. Bekker, G. A. Dasch, G. H. Palmer, S. C. Ray, Y. Rikihisa, F. R. Rurangirwa:
    Reorganization of genera in the families Rickettsiaceae and Anaplasmataceae in the order Rickettsiales: unification of some species of Ehrlichia with Anaplasma, Cowdria with Ehrlichia and Ehrlichia with Neorickettsia, description of six new species combinations and designation of Ehrlichia equi and 'HGE agent' as subjective synonyms of Ehrlichia phagocytophila.
    International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 2001, 51: 2145-2165.

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