We present the first genome sequence of Chlamydophila psittaci, an intracellular pathogen of birds and a human zoonotic pathogen. A comparison with previously sequenced Chlamydophila genomes shows that, as in other chlamydiae, most of the genome diversity is restricted to the plasticity zone. The C. psittaci plasmid was also sequenced.

Chlamydiaceae infection, Chlamydophila psittaci, article, bacterial genome, gene sequence, nonhuman, nucleotide sequence, phenotypic plasticity, plasmid, priority journal, zoonosis
dx.doi.org/10.1128/JB.01435-10, hdl.handle.net/1765/23052
Journal of Bacteriology
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Seth-Smith, H.M.B, Harris, S.R, Rance, R, West, A.P, Severin, J.A, Ossewaarde, J.M, … Thomson, N.R. (2011). Genome sequence of the zoonotic pathogen Chlamydophila psittaci. Journal of Bacteriology, 193(5), 1282–1283. doi:10.1128/JB.01435-10