NC_004552:269053 Chlamydophila abortus S26/3, complete genome
Host Lineage: Chlamydophila abortus; Chlamydophila; Chlamydiaceae; Chlamydiales; Chlamydiae; Bacteria
General Information: Strain S26/3 was isolated from an enzootic (affecting animals in a specific geographical area) abortion case in sheep. Can cause abortion in ruminants. Bacteria belonging to the Chlamydiales group are obligate intracellular parasites of eukaryotic cells. They are found within vertebrates, invertebrate cells, and amoebae hosts. Chlamydiae are one of the commonest causes of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and if left untreated may cause infertility in women. They are transmitted by direct contact or aerosols, and can cause various diseases, while also being able to coexist with the host in an apparently asymptomatic state.