Chlamydia pneumoniae in arteries: the facts, their interpretation, and future studies.

@article{TaylorRobinson1998ChlamydiaPI,
  title={Chlamydia pneumoniae in arteries: the facts, their interpretation, and future studies.},
  author={David Taylor-Robinson and Brenda Thomas},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  year={1998},
  volume={51 11},
  pages={793-7}
}
Chlamydiae are small bacteria that, as part of their growth cycle, have an obligate intracellular existence. The small infectious or elementary bodies, about 300 nm in diameter, attach to and are taken into cells where they develop into larger reticulate bodies. These divide by binary fission and are converted into new elementary bodies that are released from the cell. The cycle takes 48 to 72 hours. There are four chlamydial species: Chlamydia psittaci occurs in several diVerent animal species… CONTINUE READING

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