Journal article

Chlamydial clinical isolates show subtle differences in persistence phenotypes and growth in vitro

Mark Thomas, Amba Lawrence, Samuel Kroon, Lenka A Vodstrcil, Samuel Phillips, Jane S Hocking, Peter Timms, Wilhelmina M Huston

Access Microbiology | Microbiology Society | Published : 2021

Abstract

Urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis infection is the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection throughout the world. While progress has been made to better understand how type strains develop and respond to environmental stress in vitro, very few studies have examined how clinical isolates behave under similar conditions. Here, we examined the development and persistence phenotypes of several clinical isolates, to determine how similar they are to each other, and the type strain C. trachomatis D/UW-3/Cx. The ty..

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