Genome Sequence of the Zoonotic Pathogen Chlamydophila psittaci

HMB Seth-Smith, SR Harris, R Rance, AP West, Juliette Severin, Tjaco Ossewaarde, LT Cutcliffe, RJ Skilton, P Marsh, J Parkhill, IN Clarke, NR Thomson

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We present the first genome sequence of Chlamydophila psittaci, an intracellular pathogen of birds and a human zoonotic pathogen. A comparison with previously sequenced Chlamydophila genomes shows that, as in other chlamydiae, most of the genome diversity is restricted to the plasticity zone. The C. psittaci plasmid was also sequenced.
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Pages (from-to)1282-1283
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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