Neochlamydia hartmannellae gen. nov., sp. nov. (Parachlamydiaceae), an endoparasite of the amoeba Hartmannella vermiformis.

@article{Horn2000NeochlamydiaHG,
  title={Neochlamydia hartmannellae gen. nov., sp. nov. (Parachlamydiaceae), an endoparasite of the amoeba Hartmannella vermiformis.},
  author={Matthias Horn and Michael Wagner and Klaus D. Mueller and Ernst N. Schmid and Thomas R. Fritsche and Karl Heinz Schleifer and Rolf Michel},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={146 ( Pt 5)},
  pages={1231-9}
}
Free-living amoebae are increasingly being recognized to serve as vehicles of dispersal for various bacterial human pathogens and as hosts for a variety of obligate bacterial endocytobionts. Several Chlamydia-like Acanthamoeba endocytobionts constituting the recently proposed family Parachlamydiaceae are of special interest as potential human pathogens. In this study coccoid bacterial endocytobionts of a Hartmannella vermiformis isolate were analysed. Infection of H. vermiformis with these… CONTINUE READING