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- Van Lent, Sarah; Vanrompay, Daisy
- Journal of Veterinary Research 2016 v.60 no.4 pp. 403-409
- Chlamydophila psittaci; bacteria; birds; cytoplasm; financial economics; gene expression; genes; humans; microbial growth; pathogenesis; pathogens; pneumonia; poultry; quantitative polymerase chain reaction; reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction; ribosomal RNA; vaccines
- ... Introduction: Chlamydia psittaci is a gram-negative obligate intracellular pathogen of birds. Poultry infections lead to economic losses and can be transmitted to humans. No vaccine is available and the bacterium-host cell interaction is not completely understood. Replicating bacteria cause pneumonia, but C. psittaci can also be non-replicating and persistent inside the cytoplasm of avian cells. R ...