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.

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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