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Chlamydophila pecorum

Chlamydophila pecorum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Chlamydiae
Order: Chlamydiales
Family: Chlamydiaceae
Genus: Chlamydophila
Species: C. pecorum

Chlamydophila pecorum is a species of Chlamydiaceae that has been isolated only from mammals: cattle, sheep and goats (ruminants), koalas (marsupials), and swine. C. pecorum strains are serologically and pathogenically diverse.

In the koala, C. pecorum causes reproductive disease, infertility, and urinary tract disease. In other animals, C. pecorum has been associated with abortion, conjunctivitis, encephalomyelitis, enteritis, pneumonia, and polyarthritis.


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