Rickettsia Species


Validated qPCR / RT-PCR kit for Rickettsia Species

Detection channel: FAM (518nm)

Available in different versions:

-Standard PCR (extraction kit needed)

-Oligo (without PCR mix)

In 100/200/500 reactions, with optional copy number positive control

(Not for use in diagnostic procedures)


Rickettsia is a genus of Gram-negative bacteria. Rickettsia species are transmitted by numerous types of arthropod, including chigger, ticks, fleas, and lice, and are associated with both human and plant diseases.

Most notably, Rickettsia species are the pathogens responsible for typhus, rickettsialpox, boutonneuse fever, African tick-bite fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Flinders Island spotted fever, and Queensland tick typhus (Australian tick typhus).

Plant diseases have been associated with these Rickettsia-like organisms (RLOs): Beet latent rosette RLO, Citrus greening bacterium possibly this citrus greening disease, Clover leaf RLO, Grapevine infectious necrosis RLO, Grapevine Pierce’s RLO, Grapevine yellows RLO, Witch’s broom disease on Larix spp., Peach phony RLO and Papaya Bunchy Top Disease.

Additional information

Type and quantity

Standard PCR (100 reactions), Standard PCR (200 reactions), Standard PCR (500 reactions), Oligo (100 reactions)

Copy number positive control

No, Yes