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Chlamydial infections

David Taylor-Robinson and David Mabey

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070644_update_001

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Chlamydial infections

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Chlamydiae are pathogenic bacteria that probably evolved from host-independent, Gram-negative ancestors and are specialized for an intracellular existence. The chlamydial infectious elementary body binds to and enters the host cell by ‘parasite-specified’ endocytosis, with a new generation of elementary bodies being released 30 to 48 h later....

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Subjects: Medical Microbiology and Virology ; Infectious Diseases

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