Whole-Genome Sequence of "Candidatus Rickettsia asemboensis" Strain NMRCii, Isolated from Fleas of Western Kenya

Genome Announc. 2015 Mar 12;3(2):e00018-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00018-15.


Herein we present the draft genome sequence and annotation of "Candidatus Rickettsia asemboensis" strain NMRCii. "Ca. Rickettsia asemboensis" is phylogenetically related to but distinct from the flea-borne spotted fever pathogen Rickettsia felis. "Ca. Rickettsia asemboensis" was initially identified in and subsequently isolated from Ctenocephalides cat and dog fleas from Kenya.