Evolution, phylogeny, and molecular epidemiology of Chlamydia.

  title={Evolution, phylogeny, and molecular epidemiology of Chlamydia.},
  author={Alexandra Nunes and Joao Paulo da Silva Gomes},
  journal={Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases},
The Chlamydiaceae are a family of obligate intracellular bacteria characterized by a unique biphasic developmental cycle. It encompasses the single genus Chlamydia, which involves nine species that affect a wide range of vertebral hosts, causing infections with serious impact on human health (mainly due to Chlamydia trachomatis infections) and on farming and veterinary industries. It is believed that Chlamydiales originated ∼700mya, whereas C. trachomatis likely split from the other… CONTINUE READING

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