Ehrlichia ruminantium str. Welgevonden

Names Ehrlichia ruminantium str. Welgevonden
Accession numbers NC_005295, NC_006832
Background Ehrlichia ruminantium is the causative agent of the heartwater disease that affects domestic and wild ruminants. The bacterium is transmitted by ticks of the genus Amblyomma. The disease is present throughout subsaharan Africa and on several Caribbean islands where it represents a major constraint to livestock production. It threatens to invade the Americas. Heartwater is characterized by fever, nervous signs, hydropericardium, hydrothorax, ascites, edema of the lungs, and high mortality. Its name comes from hydropericardium (an excessive amount of fluid within the sac surrounding the heart), which is commonly observed with this disease.(From (BacMap)
Strain Welgevonden
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (04-FEB-2005) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
(25-NOV-2004) Viari A., Cirad-Emvt - TA 30/G - Campus International de Baillarguet - 34398 Montpellier Cedex 5 - FRANCE
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method Sanger
Isolation site Infected tick
Isolation country NA
Number of replicons 2
Gram staining properties Negative
Shape Cocci
Mobility No
Flagellar presence No
Number of membranes 2
Oxygen requirements NA
Optimal temperature NA
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat HostAssociated
Biotic relationship Symbiotic
Host name NA
Cell arrangement NA
Sporulation NA
Metabolism NA
Energy source NA
Diseases Heartwater
Pathogenicity No?