Chlamydiaceae

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Chlamydiaceae

 [klah-mid″e-a´se-e]
a family of bacteria containing a single genus, Chlamydia.

Chla·myd·i·a·ce·ae

(kla-mid'ē-ā'sē-ē),
A family of the order Chlamydiales (formerly included in the order Rickettsiales) that includes the agents of the psittacosis-lymphogranuloma-trachoma group. The family contains small, coccoid, gram-negative bacteria that resemble rickettsiae but that differ from them significantly by possessing a unique, obligately intracellular developmental cycle; intracytoplasmic microcolonies give rise to infectious forms by division. The classification of these organisms previously was in a state of flux, but they are now placed in a single genus, Chlamydia, the type genus of the family.

Chla·myd·i·a·ce·ae

(klă-mid'ē-ā'shē-ē)
A family of the order Chlamydiales (formerly included in the order Rickettsiales) that includes the agents of the psittacosis-lymphogranuloma-trachoma group. The family contains small, coccoid, gram-negative bacteria that resemble rickettsiae but differ from them by possessing a unique, obligately intracellular developmental cycle. Intracytoplasmic microcolonies give rise to infectious forms by division.