Candidatus Syngnamydia venezia, a novel member of the phylum Chlamydiae from the broad nosed pipefish, Syngnathus typhle

Fehr, Alexander; Walther, Elisabeth; Schmidt-Posthaus, Heike; Nufer, Lisbeth; Wilson, Anthony; Svercel, Miroslav; Richter, Denis; Segner, Helmut; Pospischil, Andreas; Vaughan, Lloyd (2013). Candidatus Syngnamydia venezia, a novel member of the phylum Chlamydiae from the broad nosed pipefish, Syngnathus typhle. PLoS ONE, 8(8), e70853. Lawrence, Kans.: Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0070853

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Chlamydia are obligate intracellular bacteria and important pathogens of humans and animals. Chlamydia-related bacteria are also major fish pathogens, infecting epithelial cells of the gills and skin to cause the disease epitheliocystis. Given the wide distribution, ancient origins and spectacular diversity of bony fishes, this group offers a rich resource for the identification and isolation of novel Chlamydia. The broad-nosed pipefish (Syngnathus typhle) is a widely distributed and genetically diverse temperate fish species, susceptible to epitheliocystis across much of its range. We describe here a new bacterial species, Candidatus Syngnamydia venezia; epitheliocystis agent of S. typhle and close relative to other chlamydial pathogens which are known to infect diverse hosts ranging from invertebrates to humans

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Center for Fish and Wildlife Health (FIWI)

UniBE Contributor:

Schmidt-Posthaus, Heike and Segner, Helmut

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

1932-6203

Publisher:

Public Library of Science

Language:

English

Submitter:

Heike Schmidt Posthaus

Date Deposited:

30 Oct 2013 08:37

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2016 01:45

Publisher DOI:

10.1371/journal.pone.0070853

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.38887

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/38887

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