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J Vet Med Sci. 2017 Jul 7;79(7):1204-1209. doi: 10.1292/jvms.16-0516. Epub 2017 Jun 2.

Molecular prevalence and genotyping of Chlamydia spp. in wild birds from South Korea.

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Environmental Health Research Department, National Institute of Environmental Research, Hwangyeong-ro42, Seo-gu, Incheon, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

Wild birds are reservoirs for Chlamydia spp. Of the total 225 samples from wild birds during January to September 2016 in Korea, 4 (1.8%) and 2 (0.9%) showed positive for Chlamydia psittaci and Chlamydia gallinacea, respectively. Phylogenetic analyses and comparisons of sequence identities for outer-membrane protein A (ompA) revealed that Korean C. psittaci fall into three previously known genotypes; genotype E, 1V and 6N, whereas the Korean C. gallinacea were classified as new variants of C. gallinacea. Our study demonstrates that wild birds in South Korea carry at least two Chlamydia species: C. psittaci and C. gallinacea, and provides new information on the epidemiology of avian chlamydiosis in wild birds.

KEYWORDS:

Chlamydia spp.; South Korea; genetic diversity; wild bird

PMID:
28579580
PMCID:
PMC5559364
DOI:
10.1292/jvms.16-0516
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