Anaplasma phagocytophilum HZ

Names Anaplasma phagocytophilum HZ
Accession numbers NC_007797
Background Anaplasma phagocytophilum (strain HZ) is an intracellular vector-borne pathogen that causes human ehrlichiosis. It depends on hematophagous ticks as a vector and wild mammals as a reservoir host. It is transmitted by Ixodes spp. A.phagocytophilum is the causative agent of human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA), formerly recognized as human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE). HGA is indistinguishable from human monocytic ehrlichiosis (HME), caused by Ehrlichia chaffeensis. Prior to 1994, only ruminant and equine ehrlichiosis were known to be caused by A.phagocytophilum. This organism is one of the leading causes of ehrlichiosis in the world. (EBI Integr8)
Strain HZ
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (13-DEC-2005) The Institute for Genomic Research, 9712 Medical Center Dr, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
(22-FEB-2006) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method NA
Isolation site Patient in New York in 1995
Isolation country USA
Number of replicons 1
Gram staining properties Negative
Shape Cocci
Mobility No
Flagellar presence No
Number of membranes 2
Oxygen requirements Aerobic
Optimal temperature 37.0
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat HostAssociated
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name Homo sapiens
Cell arrangement Singles
Sporulation NA
Metabolism NA
Energy source NA
Diseases Human granulocytic anaplasmosis
Pathogenicity Yes