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Bartonella
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Scientific classification e
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alphaproteobacteria
Order: Rhizobiales
Family: Bartonellaceae
Gieszczykiewicz 1939
Genus: Bartonella
Strong et al. 1915
Species
  • B. acomydis
  • B. alsatica
  • B. ancashensis
  • B. apis
  • B. australis
  • B. bacilliformis
  • B. birtlesii
  • B. bovis (syn.B. weissii)
  • B. callosciuri
  • B. capreoli
  • B. chomelii
  • B. clarridgeiae
  • B. coopersplainsensis
  • B. doshiae
  • B. elizabethae
  • B. florencae
  • B. fuyuanensis
  • B. grahamii
  • B. heixiaziensis
  • B. henselae
  • B. jaculi
  • B. japonica
  • B. koehlerae
  • B. naantaliensis
  • B. pachyuromydis
  • B. peromysci
  • B. phoceensis
  • B. queenslandensis
  • B. quintana
  • B. rattaustraliani
  • B. rattimassiliensis
  • B. rochalimae
  • B. schoenbuchensis
  • B. senegalensis
  • B. silvatica
  • B. silvicola
  • B. talpae
  • B. tamiae
  • B. taylorii
  • B. tribocorum
  • B. vinsonii
    • spp. arupensis
    • spp. berkhoffii
    • spp. vinsonii
    • spp. yucatanensis
  • B. washoensis
  • Candidatus B. antechini
  • Candidatus B. bandicootii
  • Candidatus B. breitschwerdtii
  • Candidatus B. durdenii
  • Candidatus B. eldjazairii
  • Candidatus B. mayotimonensis
  • Candidatus B. melophagi
  • Candidatus B. merieuxii
  • Candidatus B. monaxi
  • Candidatus B. rudakovii
  • Candidatus B. thailandensis
  • Candidatus B. volans
  • Candidatus B. woyliei
Synonyms
  • Bartonia Strong et al. 1913
  • Grahamella (ex Brumpt 1911) Ristic and Kreier 1984
  • Rochalimaea (Macchiavello 1947) Krieg 1961

Bartonella is a genus of bacteria. It is the only one in the family Bartonellaceae. The species can be parasitic and cause diseases in animals and humans. They live mostly in the cells of the host, as intracellular parasites.

Bartonella species are pathogens. Bartonella species are transmitted by vectors such as ticks, fleas, sand flies, and mosquitoes. At least eight Bartonella species or subspecies are known to infect humans.

Bartonella is named after Alberto Leonardo Barton (1870–1950), a medical microbiologist.

See also

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