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Molecular analysis of chlamydia isolated from intestines and cloacal swabs of pigeons caught in the city of Milan and Ferrara [Conference poster].


In order to identify and characterize six chlamydial isolates from cloacal swabs and intestines of feral pigeons, several molecular analyses were performed. DNA from the isolates was analyzed using Chlamydiaceae-specific real-time PCR, ArrayTube DNA microarray and species-specific molecular detection tools, i.e. real-time PCR, MLVA and complete sequences of ompA and 16S rDNA genes. The results obtained and the phylogenetic tree show that our six isolates do not cluster with any known chlamydial species.