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Species/Subspecies: Chlamydophila pecorum
Etymology: Genus name: cloac loving.
Species epithet: of flocks of sheep or herds of cattle.
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Old Species Name(s):Chlamydia pecorum
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Chlamydiae
Class
Chlamydiia
Order
Chlamydiales
Family
Chlamydiaceae 
Genus
Chlamydophila
Type Strain: Bo/E58 = ATCC VR-628
Macromorphology (smell): Outside the host cell: infectious elementary bodies (0.2-0.3 µm).
Within the host cell: non-infectious reticulate bodies (0.8-1.0 µm).
Micromorphology: Outside the host cell: infectious elementary bodies (0.2-0.3 µm).
Within the host cell: non-infectious reticulate bodies (0.8-1.0 µm). Non-motile.
Gram +/Gram -:G-, difficult to gram stain.
Metabolism: Aerobic, but members of the family Chlamydiaceae have only limited resources to to synthesize their own ATP. Therefore, they can ingest ATP from the host cell.
Catalase/Oxidase:
Spec. Char.:
Hosts: Ruminants, pig and koalas.
Disease:Ruminants: encephalomyelitis.
Pig: enteritis and arthritis.
Koalas: urogenital infections.
Clinical Picture:
Genome Sequence:
Acc-noStrainSize (bp)Genome
CP004035 P787 1 106 409 1c + 0 
At least 7 strains have been sequenced, but plasmids have not been reported

16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
D88317 E58 1548 

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
Chlamydophila pecorum  
Five species have been described within genus Chlamydia and six species have been described within genus Chlamydophila. Species within the family Chlamydiaceae form two relatively distinct clusters and have, therefore, been divided into two genera Chlamydia and Chlamydophila. However, some research groups have not accepted this, but include all species within genus Chlamydia.
Comment:Members of the family Chlamydiaceae are obligately intracellular. The cell envelope contains cystein rich proteins and only a small amount of peptidoglycans.
Reference(s): No. 140
Links: The comprehensive reference and education wiki on Chlamydia and the Chlamydiales, Klamydia-föreläsning
Updated:2020-03-05

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