The Chlamydial Type III Secretion Mechanism: Revealing Cracks in a Tough Nut

Abstract

Present-day members of the Chlamydiaceae contain parasitic bacteria that have been co-evolving with their eukaryotic hosts over hundreds of millions of years. Likewise, a type III secretion system encoded within all genomes has been refined to complement the unique obligate intracellular niche colonized so successfully by Chlamydia spp. All this adaptation… (More)
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2010.00114

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