Chlamydia trachomatis (ATCC® VR-573)

Classification: Chlamydiaceae, Chlamydia  /  Product Format: frozen 1 mL per vial

Classification Chlamydiaceae, Chlamydia
Agent Chlamydia trachomatis
Strain Trachoma type B strain HAR-36
Applications
Sexually Transmitted Disease Research
Biosafety Level 2
Product Format frozen 1 mL per vial
Storage Conditions -70°C or colder
Comments FBS used to culture Chlamydia must be prescreened to verify that the serum does not contain antibodies to Chlamydia or other factors that would interfere with growth.

Note that activities with high potential for aerosol production require BSL 3 facilities and practices. Egg preparations may require adaptation to grow in tissue culture cells.
Effect on Host
Intracellular inclusion bodies visualized by fluorescent staining with genus or species specific conjugated antibodies
Recommended Host
McCoy (ATCC CRL-1696)
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Recommendations for Infection: For best results cells should be 24 to 48 hours old and 90-100% confluent.
Incubation: Incubate 48 to 72 hours, a 5% CO2 in air atmosphere is recommended.
Effect on Host
Intracellular inclusion bodies visualized by fluorescent staining with genus or species specific conjugated antibodies
Name of Depositor RL Nichols
Special Collection ATCC
Source Human conjuctiva from a 12 month old male with trachoma (trachoma II follicles and papillae), Saudi Arabia.
References

Bell SD, Fraser CE. Experimental trachoma in owl monkeys. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 18: 568-572, 1969. PubMed: 4978598