Candidatus Clavichlamydia

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Candidatus Clavichlamydia” corrig. Karlsen et al., 2007 emend. Horn, 2015
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Karlsen et al., 2007
Horn, 2015 from “Candidatus Clavochlamydia” (sic)
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Horn, 2015
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L. n. clava, a knotty branch, rough stick, cudgel, club; N.L. fem. n. Chlamydia, taxonomic name of a bacterial genus; N.L. fem. n. Clavichlamydia, a club Chlamydia (the morphology of the bacteria includes the characteristic head-and-tail cells that have been described earlier from salmonid fish suffering from epitheliocystis)


Horn (2015): Pleomorphic or elongated, nonmotile, obligate intracellular bacteria, up to 2 μm in length. Cells show a developmental cycle with morphologically distinct stages and thrive inside a host vacuole. Organisms were found within gill lesions of fish and are differentiated from all other chlamydiae by the morphology of the proposed elementary bodies, which show a characteristic head-and-tail form. Members have not yet been obtained in cell culture.
Type species: “Candidatus Clavichlamydia salmonicola” corrig. Karlsen, Nylund, Watanabe, Helvik, Nylund and Plarre 2008.
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Publications (2)

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Horn, 2015, Bergey's Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria “ Candidatus Clavichlamydia ”
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Karlsen et al., 2007, Environmental Microbiology Characterization of ?Candidatus Clavochlamydia salmonicola?: an intracellular bacterium infecting salmonid fish
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