Chlamydia (bacterium)

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Chlamydia trachomatis inclusion bodies (brown) in a McCoy cell culture.
Scientific classification

Chlamydia abortus Sachse et al. 2015[1]
Chlamydia avium Sachse et al. 2015[1]
Chlamydia caviae ? (not validated)[2]
Chlamydia felis (Everett et al. 1999) Sachse et al. 2015[1]
Chlamydia gallinacea Sachse et al. 2015[1]
Chlamydia ibidis Vorimore et al. 2013 (not validated)[2]
Chlamydia muridarum Everett et al. 1999
Chlamydia pecorum Fukushi & Hirai 1992
Chlamydia pneumoniae Grayston et al. 1989[1]
Chlamydia psittaci (Lillie 1930) Page 1968[1]
Chlamydia suis Everett et al. 1999
Chlamydia trachomatis (Busacca 1935) Rake 1957 emend. Everett et al. 1999

Chlamydia is a genus of bacteria that are obligate intracellular parasites. Chlamydia infections are the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infections in humans and are the leading cause of infectious blindness worldwide.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Parte, A.C. "Chlamydia".
  2. 2.0 2.1 Vorimore, Fabien; Hsia, Ru-ching; Huot-Creasy, Heather; Bastian, Suzanne; Deruyter, Lucie; Passet, Anne; Sachse, Konrad; Bavoil, Patrik; Myers, Garry; Laroucau, Karine (20 September 2013). "Isolation of a New Chlamydia species from the Feral Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)- Chlamydia ibidis". PLOS ONE. 8 (9). e74823. Bibcode:2013PLoSO...874823V. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0074823. PMC 3779242. PMID 24073223.