Genome sequence of the zoonotic pathogen Chlamydophila psittaci

Helena M.B. Seth-Smith, Simon R. Harris, Richard Rance, Anthony P. West, Juliette A. Severin, Jacobus M. Ossewaarde, Lesley T. Cutcliffe, Rachel J. Skilton, Pete Marsh, Julian Parkhill, Ian N. Clarke, Nicholas R. 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1282-1283
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes


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