Chlamydia Trachomatis: Biology of the Agent

  • Gerald I. Byrne

Abstract

The genus Chlamydia is composed of two species of morphologically and developmentally related prokaryotic microorganisms. The chlamydiae are obligate intracellular microbes capable of replication only within the confines of a membrane- bound vesicle (inclusion) in the cytoplasm of susceptible eukaryotic host cells.

Keywords

Iodine Polysaccharide Penicillin Interferon Tryptophan 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald I. Byrne
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical Microbiology, Medical SchoolUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

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