Chlamydia (bacterium)

genus of bacteria

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.

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

References change

  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.