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The rickettsial bacterium Anaplasma centrale infecting red blood cells of a cow. Arrow points to typical infected cell.
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Pseudomonadota
Class: Alphaproteobacteria
Order: Rickettsiales
Family: Ehrlichiaceae
Moshkovski 1945 (Approved Lists 1980)
  • Aegyptianella Carpano 1929 (Approved Lists 1980)
  • Anaplasma Theiler 1910 (Approved Lists 1980)
  • "Candidatus Cryptoplasma" Eshoo et al. 2015[1]
  • Ehrlichia Moshkovski 1945 (Approved Lists 1980)
  • Lyticum (ex Preer et al. 1974) Preer and Preer 1982
  • "Candidatus Neoehrlichia" Kawahara et al. 2004[2]
  • Neorickettsia Philip et al. 1953 (Approved Lists 1980)
  • "Paranaplasma" Kreier and Ristic 1963[3]
  • Wolbachia Hertig 1936 (Approved Lists 1980)
  • Anaplasmataceae Philip 1957 (Approved Lists 1980)

The Ehrlichiaceae are a family of bacteria, included in the order Rickettsiales.[4]


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