The family parachlamydiaceae

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Abstract

The novel family Parachlamydiaceae in the order Chlamydiales was proposed based on signature sequences in the 16S and 23S ribosomal genes. This family comprises obligatory intracellular symbionts of free-living amoebae that are closely related to the medically important Chlamydiaceae. Two genera have been described in the family, represented by Parachlamydia acanthamoebae and Neochlamydia hartmannellae. The obligately intracellular coccoid bacterium UWE25, a symbiont of Acanthamoeba spp., previously identified as being related to Chlamydiae, was subsequently assigned to the family Parachlamydiaceae.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Prokaryotes
Subtitle of host publicationOther Major Lineages of Bacteria and The Archaea
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Pages757-758
Number of pages2
Volume9783642389542
ISBN (Electronic)9783642301230
ISBN (Print)3642389538, 9783642301223
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2014

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