Genome Sequence of the Zoonotic Pathogen Chlamydophila psittaci

Pathogen Genomics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK.
Journal of bacteriology (Impact Factor: 2.81). 03/2011; 193(5):1282-3. DOI: 10.1128/JB.01435-10
Source: PubMed


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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