Part 2. Genomics
2.5. Bacteria and Other Pathogens
Short Specialist Review
Published Online: 15 JAN 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
How to Cite
Read, T. D. 2005. Chlamydiae. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. 2:2.5:59.
- Published Online: 15 JAN 2005
The chlamydiae are a group of obligate intracellular pathogens with a unique biphasic life cycle. The six genomes sequenced are approximately 1.05–1.2 Mb and show no signs of pathogenicity islands or other recent horizontal transfer events. There are about 750 genes conserved across all genomes, encoding core functions. Potential virulence determinants include type III secretion systems, toxins, variable surface proteins, and tryptophan biosynthesis proteins.
- intracellular pathogen;
- trachoma bacteriophage;
- type III secretion;