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Chlamydophila abortus

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Chlamydophila abortus

Summary

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  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Chlamydophila abortus
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Planctomycetes [kingdom]
  •     Class: Planctomycetes [class]
  •       Order: Chlamydiales
  •         Family: Chlamydiaceae
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Chlamydophila abortus

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Planctomycetes [kingdom]
  •         Class: Planctomycetes [class]
  •             Order: Chlamydiales
  •                 Family: Chlamydiaceae
  •                     Genus: Chlamydophila
  •                         Species: Chlamydophila abortus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

BotswanaAbsent, No presence record(s)
Central African RepublicAbsent, No presence record(s)
Congo, Democratic Republic of theAbsent, No presence record(s)
DjiboutiPresentCAB Abstracts Data Mining
EgyptAbsent, No presence record(s)
EritreaAbsent, No presence record(s)
EswatiniAbsent, No presence record(s)
GhanaAbsent, No presence record(s)
GuineaAbsent, No presence record(s)
LibyaAbsent, No presence record(s)
MadagascarAbsent, No presence record(s)
MauritiusAbsent, No presence record(s)
MoroccoPresent
NamibiaPresent
São Tomé and PríncipeAbsent, No presence record(s)
South AfricaPresent
SudanAbsent, No presence record(s)
TogoAbsent, No presence record(s)
TunisiaPresent
UgandaAbsent, No presence record(s)
ZimbabweAbsent, No presence record(s)

Asia

BahrainAbsent, No presence record(s)
BhutanAbsent, No presence record(s)
BruneiAbsent, No presence record(s)
GeorgiaAbsent, No presence record(s)
IndiaPresentCAB Abstracts Data Mining
IndonesiaAbsent, No presence record(s)
IsraelPresent
JapanAbsent, No presence record(s)
JordanPresent
KazakhstanAbsent, No presence record(s)
KuwaitAbsent, No presence record(s)
Malaysia
-Peninsular MalaysiaAbsent, No presence record(s)
-SabahAbsent, No presence record(s)
-SarawakAbsent, No presence record(s)
MyanmarAbsent, No presence record(s)
North KoreaAbsent, No presence record(s)
OmanAbsent, No presence record(s)
PhilippinesAbsent, No presence record(s)
Saudi ArabiaAbsent, No presence record(s)
SingaporeAbsent, No presence record(s)
South KoreaAbsent, No presence record(s)
Sri LankaAbsent, No presence record(s)
SyriaAbsent, No presence record(s)
TaiwanAbsent, No presence record(s)
ThailandAbsent, No presence record(s)
TurkmenistanAbsent, No presence record(s)
VietnamAbsent, No presence record(s)

Europe

AndorraPresent
BelarusAbsent, No presence record(s)
BelgiumPresent
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAbsent, No presence record(s)
CyprusPresent
DenmarkAbsent, No presence record(s)
EstoniaAbsent, No presence record(s)
FinlandAbsent, No presence record(s)
FrancePresent
GermanyPresent
IcelandAbsent, No presence record(s)
IrelandPresent
Isle of ManPresent
JerseyAbsent, No presence record(s)
LatviaAbsent, No presence record(s)
LiechtensteinPresent
LithuaniaAbsent, No presence record(s)
LuxembourgAbsent, No presence record(s)
MoldovaAbsent, No presence record(s)
NetherlandsPresent
North MacedoniaAbsent, No presence record(s)
NorwayAbsent, No presence record(s)
PolandAbsent, No presence record(s)
PortugalPresent
RomaniaPresent, Serological evidence and/or isolation of the agent
RussiaPresent
Serbia and MontenegroAbsent, No presence record(s)
SloveniaPresent, Serological evidence and/or isolation of the agent
SpainPresent
SwitzerlandPresent
UkraineAbsent, No presence record(s)
United KingdomPresent
-Northern IrelandPresent

North America

BarbadosAbsent, No presence record(s)
BermudaAbsent, No presence record(s)
British Virgin IslandsAbsent, No presence record(s)
CanadaPresent
Cayman IslandsAbsent, No presence record(s)
Costa RicaAbsent, No presence record(s)
CubaAbsent, No presence record(s)
CuraçaoAbsent, No presence record(s)
DominicaAbsent, No presence record(s)
Dominican RepublicAbsent, No presence record(s)
El SalvadorAbsent, No presence record(s)
GuadeloupeAbsent, No presence record(s)
GuatemalaAbsent, No presence record(s)
HondurasAbsent, No presence record(s)
JamaicaAbsent, No presence record(s)
MartiniquePresent
MexicoAbsent, No presence record(s)
NicaraguaAbsent, No presence record(s)
PanamaAbsent, No presence record(s)
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAbsent, No presence record(s)
Trinidad and TobagoAbsent, No presence record(s)
United StatesPresent

Oceania

AustraliaAbsent, No presence record(s)
French PolynesiaAbsent, No presence record(s)
New CaledoniaPresent, Serological evidence and/or isolation of the agent
New ZealandAbsent, No presence record(s)
SamoaAbsent, No presence record(s)
VanuatuAbsent, No presence record(s)

South America

ArgentinaAbsent, No presence record(s)
BrazilAbsent, No presence record(s)
EcuadorAbsent, No presence record(s)
Falkland IslandsPresent, Serological evidence and/or isolation of the agent
GuyanaAbsent, No presence record(s)
ParaguayAbsent, No presence record(s)
PeruAbsent, No presence record(s)
UruguayAbsent, No presence record(s)
VenezuelaAbsent, No presence record(s)

Pathogen Characteristics

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The Chlamydiales, thought to be viruses for a long time, are obligate intracellular bacterial pathogens of higher cells. The chlamydial elementary body (EB) is near the limit of light microscopic visibility with approximately 0.3 µm in diameter, round or occasionally pear-shaped, and contains electron-dense structures. It is the infectious stage of the chlamydial developmental cycle, and functions as a tough ‘spore-like’ body whose purpose is to permit chlamydial survival in the non-supportive environment outside the host cell. The ultrastructure of EB has been extensively studied (Eb et al., 1976; Louis et al., 1980; Matsumoto, 1982; 1988; Rockey et al., 2000; Solof et al., 1982).

The chlamydial reticulate body (RB) is the chlamydial developmental stage during intracellular replication, and it is non-infectious. Typically, the RB has a diameter of approximately 1 µm. The RB is metabolically active, the cytoplasm is rich in ribosomes, which are required for protein synthesis. As the RB begins to differentiate into an EB, sites of re-condensation of nucleic acid appear in its cytoplasm. In the maturing inclusion, chlamydial particles appear to be packed tightly in the inclusion membrane. Development of chlamydiae is highly dependent on nutrient supply and metabolic status of host cells. Nutrient deficiencies such as low glucose levels lead to delayed development and to a few, aberrant chlamydial organisms within the inclusions.

Chlamydial agents, classically have been propagated in the yolk sacs of chicken embryos (Storz, 1971). Cultivation in cell culture is now preferred, and the use of appropriate techniques is important for high-yield culture (Li, et al., 2005). Buffalo Green Monkey Kidney (BGMK) cells support chlamydial replication effectively, particularly when cultivated in Iscove’s Modified Dulbecco’s Medium. EBs are purified by sedimentation, separated from cellular nuclei by low-speed centrifugation, and separated from cell debris by step-gradient centrifugation in a 30% RenoCal-76 50% sucrose step-gradient. Extensive sonication increases yield and infectivity of chlamydial EBs.

Disease(s) associated with this pathogen is/are on the list of diseases notifiable to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The distribution section contains data from OIE's Handistatus database on disease occurrence. Please see the AHPC library for further information from OIE, including the International Animal Health Code and the Manual of Standards for Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines. Also see the website: www.oie.int.

References

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Eb F; Orfila J; Lefebvre JF, 1976. Ultrastructural study of the development of the agent of ewe’s abortion. Journal of Ultrastructure Research, 56:177-185.

Li D; Vaglenov A; Kim T; Wang C; Gao D; Kaltenboeck B, 2005. High-yield culture and purification of Chlamydiaceae bacteria. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 61(1):17-24.

Louis C; Nicolas G; Eb F; Lefebvre JF; Orfila J, 1980. Modifications of the envelope of Chlamydia psittaci during its developmental cycle: freeze-fracture study of complementary replicas. Journal of Bacteriology, 141:868-875.

Matsumoto A, 1982. Surface projections of Chlamydia psittaci elementary bodies as revealed by freeze-deep-etching. Journal of Bacteriology, 151:1040-1042.

Matsumoto A, 1988. Structural characteristics of chlamydial bodies. In: Baron AL, ed. Microbiology of Chlamydia. Boca Raton, Fl., USA: CRC Press, 21-45.

OIE Handistatus, 2002. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (dataset for 2001). Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.

OIE Handistatus, 2003. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (dataset for 2002). Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.

OIE Handistatus, 2004. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (data set for 2003). Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.

OIE Handistatus, 2005. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (data set for 2004). Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.

Rockey DD; Matsumoto A, 2000. The chlamydial developmental cycle. In: Brun YV, Shimkets LJ, eds. Prokaryotic Development. Washington DC, USA: ASM Press, 403-425.

Soloff B; Rank RG; Barron AL, 1982. Ultrastructural studies of chlamydial infection in guinea-pig urogenital tract. Journal of Comparative Pathology, 92:547.

Storz J, 1971. Chlamydia and Chlamydia-Induced Diseases. Springfield, IL, USA: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher.

Distribution References

OIE Handistatus, 2005. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (dataset for 2004)., Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.

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