A novel Chlamydiaceae-like bacterium found in faecal specimens from sea birds from the Bering Sea
2010 (English)In: Environmental Microbiology Reports, ISSN 1758-2229, Vol. 2, no 4, 605-610 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The family Chlamydiaceae contains several bacterial pathogens of important human and veterinary medical concern, such as Chlamydia trachomatis and Chlamydophila psittaci. Within the order Chlamydiales there are also an increasing number of chlamydia-like bacteria whose biodiversity, host range and environmental spread seem to have been largely underestimated, and which are currently being investigated for their potential medical relevance. In this study we present 16S rRNA, rnpB and ompA gene sequence data congruently indicating a novel chlamydia-like bacterium found in faecal specimens from opportunistic fish-eating sea birds, belonging to the Laridae and Alcidae families, from the Bering Sea. This novel bacterium appears to be closer to the Chlamydiaceae than other chlamydia-like bacteria and is most likely a novel genus within the Chlamydiaceae family.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 2, no 4, 605-610 p.
Medical and Health Sciences Biological Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-135674DOI: 10.1111/j.1758-2229.2010.00174.xISI: 000279984900016OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-135674DiVA: diva2:375428