The Genera Coxiella, Wolbachia, and Rickettsiella,
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Derrick 1939, in recognition of the help he received from Frank McFarlane Burnet in identifying the agent of Q fever as a rickettsia, generously named the agent Rickettsia burnetii. Philip 1943 recognized that this agent differed considerably from the other rickettsiae and renamed it Coxiella burnetii, in honor of Cox, who introduced the technique of yolk sac innoculation for the cultivation of rickettsia and who with Davis first isolated the Q fever agent in the United States.
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