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An order of Gram-negative bacteria which are obligately parasitic within the cells of vertebrates. The growth cycle involves the alternate formation of two distinct cell types: small, rigid-walled, infectious forms, and larger, flexible-walled, non-infectious forms which can undergo cell division. There is 1 family, with 1 genus.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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