Chlamydiaceae Genomics Reveals Interspecies Admixture and the Recent Evolution of Chlamydia abortus Infecting Lower Mammalian Species and Humans

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Joseph, Sandeep J.; Marti, Hanna; Didelot, Xavier; Castillo-Ramirez, Santiago; Read, Timothy D.; Dean, Deborah;
(2015)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Journal: Genome Biology and Evolution,volume 7,issue 11,pages3,070-3,084 (eissn: 1759-6653)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4994753, doi: 10.1093/gbe/evv201
  • Subject: RECOMBINATION | Research Article | population structure | 0603 Evolutionary Biology | Birds | Models, Genetic | TRACHOMATIS STRAINS | Evolutionary Biology | homologous recombination | Sequence Analysis, DNA | SP-NOV | Bayes Theorem | Animals | Female | 0604 Genetics | SEQUENCE DATA | Life Sciences & Biomedicine | Chlamydiaceae | FAMILY CHLAMYDIACEAE | Chlamydophila psittaci | Chlamydia | Developmental Biology | Biological Evolution | POPULATION-STRUCTURE | DNA, Bacterial | comparative genomics | molecular clock | red-tailed hawk | PECORUM | Science & Technology | SELECTION | Genome, Bacterial | Mammals | IN-VITRO | CHLAMYDOPHILA-PSITTACI | Genetics & Heredity | Phylogeny | Humans

Abstract Chlamydiaceae are obligate intracellular bacteria that cause a diversity of severe infections among humans and livestock on a global scale. Identification of new species since 1989 and emergence of zoonotic infections, including abortion in women, underscore th... View more