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Chlamydophila caviae Everett et al.


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Strain designation
Strain: 1
Type strain
Isolation source
Guinea pig conjunctiva.
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Storage conditions
-70°C or colder
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Next-generation sequencing (NGS) at ATCC on the McCoy cell line (ATCC® CRL-1696™) used as the host has shown the presence of Mus Musculus mobilized endogenous polytropic provirus and Murine leukemia virus.
Mycoplasma contamination
Not detected

Handling information

McCoy [McCoy B] (ATCC CRL-1696)
Host Range: CE y.s., GP and McCoy chicken embryo, yolk sac; guinea pig; McCoy cells (ATCC CRL-1696)
CPE; cytoplasmic inclusions
Handling notes
Experimentally infectious for the vagina and urethra of guinea pigs.

Chlamydial group CF antigen present. Non-infectious for the conjunctivae of the mouse, hamster, rabbit and only slightly or irregularly infectious for the conjunctiva of the Mongolian gerbil. In general, inclusions are visible 3-4 days after inoculation of GP eye, vagina and urethra with approximately 10(3) dilution of the y.s.

Original Preparation Contributed By: J. Schachter.

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) at ATCC on the McCoy cell line (ATCC® CRL-1696™) used as the host has shown the presence of Mus Musculus mobilized endogenous polytropic provirus and Murine leukemia virus.
Key abbreviations
CE, Chicken embryo
CF, Complement fixation
GP, Guinea pig
SPG, Sucrose-phosphate-glutamate
TC, Tissue culture
TCID[50], Median tissue culture infective dose
y.s., Yolk sac


Deposited as
Guinea pig inclusion conjunctivitis
J Schachter
Type of isolate
Cross references
GenBank D85708 Chlamydophila caviae DNA for 16S ribosomal RNA.
GenBank AJ012172 Chlamydophila caviae partial rnpB gene for RNase P RNA subunit.
GenBank AF269282 Chlamydophila caviae GPIC major outer membrane protein (ompA) gene, complete cds.
GenBank U68451 Chlamydophila caviae GPIC 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence; and 23S ribosomal RNA gene, complete sequence.

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Curated Citations

Murray ES. Guinea pig inclusion conjunctivitis virus. I. Isolation and identification as a member of the Psittacosis-Lymphogranuloma-Trachoma group. J. Infect. Dis. 114: 1-12, 1964. PubMed: 14118043

Everett KD, et al. Emended description of the order Chlamydiales, proposal of Parachlamydiaceae fam. nov. and Simkaniaceae fam. nov., each containing one monotypic genus, revised taxonomy of the family Chlamydiaceae, including a new genus and five new species, and standards for the identification of organisms. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 49: 415-440, 1999. PubMed: 10319462

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