Query: NC_017291:269297 Chlamydophila psittaci C19/98 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Chlamydia psittaci; Chlamydia; Chlamydiaceae; Chlamydiales; Chlamydiae; Bacteria General Information: This organism was previously called Rickettsia psittaci, Chlamydia psittaci or Ehrlichia psittaci. Usually these type of human infections occur when in close contact with infected birds (poultry workers, pet owners), although instances of person to person transmission have been found.
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General Information: Causes conjunctivitis in guinea pigs. 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. Chlamydophila caviae is the model organism for the study of Chlamydia infections in animals.