Chlamydia trachomatis

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Chlamydia trachomatis
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C. trachomatis inclusion bodies (brown) in a McCoy cell culture.
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C. trachomatis
Binomial name
Chlamydia trachomatis
Busacca, 1935

Chlamydia trachomatis is a small bacterium, is one of three species in the genus Chlamydia. It cannot grow outside a living cell. In this respect it resembles a virus, but it is actually a very sophisticated organism.

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