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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alpha Proteobacteria
Order: Rickettsiales
Family: Ehrlichiaceae
Genus: Anaplasma
Species: A. phagocytophilum
Binomial name
Anaplasma phagocytophilum

Anaplasma phagocytophilum (formerly Ehrlichia phagocytophilum)[1] is a gram-negative bacterium that is unusual in its trophism to neutrophils. It causes Human granulocytic anaplasmosis.


  1. ^ Dumler JS, Barbet AF, Bekker CP, et al. (2001). "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, descriptions of six new species combinations and designation of Ehrlichia equi and 'HGE agent' as subjective synonyms of Ehrlichia phagocytophila". Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 51 (Pt 6): 2145–65. PMID 11760958.  

External links

  • Anaplasma phagocytophilum HZ Genome Page
  • MeSH Anaplasma+phagocytophilum
  • Walid MS, Ajjan M, Patel N: Borreliosis And Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis Coinfection With Positive Rheumatoid Factor And Monospot Test: Case-Report. The Internet Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2007; Volume 6, Number 1. [1]
  • Nosocomial Transmission of Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis in China. JAMA. 2008;300(19):2263-2270. [2]


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From Wikispecies


Main Page
Superregnum: Bacteria
Regnum: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Classis: Alpha Proteobacteria
Ordo: Rickettsiales
Familia: Anaplasmataceae
Genus: Anaplasma

phagocytophilum group

Species: Anaplasma phagocytophilum
Strain: Anaplasma phagocytophilum HZ -



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