- International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
- Volume 18, Issue 1
f Proposal for the recognition of two species in the genus Chlamydia Jones, Rake, and Stearns, 1945 1
- By L. A. PAGE2
- Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, January 1968 18: 51-66, doi: 10.1099/00207713-18-1-51
- Subject: Articles
- Published Online:
The bacteria which cause the psittacosis-trachoma group of diseases and which are assigned to the genus Chlamydia Jones, Rake, and Stearns, 1945, can be separated conveniently and logically into two species. This separation is based on relatively stable morphological and chemical characteristics of the organisms rather than on their presumed host or tissue preferences or on the specific serology of their cell wall antigens. The type species Chlamydia trachomatis (Busacca) Rake 1957 is differentiated from the second species Chlamydia psittaci (Lillie 1930) comb. nov., by a simple key using tests that can be performed readily in the laboratory. Each species is defined, and the laboratory tests are described.
1 This proposal has been reviewed and approved by a majority of the members of the Subcommittee on the Chlamydiaceae, Taxonomy Committee, American Society for Microbiology, October 1967.
2 Secretary, Subcommittee on the Chlamydiaceae, Taxonomy Committee, American Society for Microbiology.
Copyright 1968 Iowa State University Press | Published by the Microbiology Society
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