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Unity in variety--the pan-genome of the Chlamydiae.
Chlamydiae are evolutionarily well-separated bacteria that live exclusively within eukaryotic host cells. They include important human pathogens such as Chlamydia trachomatis as well as symbionts ofExpand
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Mycoplasma bovis as an agent of mastitis, pneumonia, arthritis and genital disorders in cattle.
Bovine diseases due to Mycoplasma bovis can cause considerable economic losses in cattle production. While the pathogen is principally responsible for therapy-resistant mastitis on large dairy farms,Expand
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Neospora caninum and Waddlia chondrophila strain 2032/99 in a septic stillborn calf.
Characteristics of an intracellularly growing micro-organism isolated from an aborted bovine foetus are described. The organism replicated within cytoplasmic vacuoles, was resistant to penicillin andExpand
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The vsp locus of Mycoplasma bovis: gene organization and structural features.
Major lipoprotein antigens, known as variable membrane surface lipoproteins (Vsps), on the surface of the bovine pathogen Mycoplasma bovis were shown to spontaneously undergo noncoordinate phaseExpand
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Recent developments in the laboratory diagnosis of chlamydial infections.
There are two main approaches to diagnosing infections by Chlamydia and Chlamydophila spp. in mammals and birds. The first involves the direct detection of the agent in tissue or swab samples, whileExpand
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More than classical Chlamydia psittaci in urban pigeons.
In the literature, studies of Chlamydia infection in birds have usually been confined to the search for Chlamydia (C., formerly Chlamydophila) psittaci, so that little is known about the presence ofExpand
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Evidence for the existence of two new members of the family Chlamydiaceae and proposal of Chlamydia avium sp. nov. and Chlamydia gallinacea sp. nov.
The family Chlamydiaceae with the recombined single genus Chlamydia currently comprises nine species, all of which are obligate intracellular organisms distinguished by a unique biphasicExpand
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Optimized DNA microarray assay allows detection and genotyping of single PCR-amplifiable target copies.
This study was conducted to determine the detection limit of an optimized DNA microarray assay for detection and species identification of chlamydiae. Examination of dilution series of a plasmidExpand
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Chicken Cecum Immune Response to Salmonella enterica Serovars of Different Levels of Invasiveness
ABSTRACT Day-old chicks are very susceptible to infections with Salmonella enterica subspecies. The gut mucosa is the initial site of host invasion and provides the first line of defense against theExpand
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Emendation of the family Chlamydiaceae: proposal of a single genus, Chlamydia, to include all currently recognized species.
The family Chlamydiaceae (order Chlamydiales, phylum Chlamydiae) comprises important, obligate intracellular bacterial pathogens of humans and animals. Subdivision of the family into the two generaExpand
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