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Table 1 Taxonomy of chlamydial organisms.

From: Chlamydiaceae infections in pig

 

Chlamydial taxonomy before 1999

Chlamydial taxonomy since 1999 (Everett et al., 1999[22])

Chlamydial taxonomy used in the Twenty-first century (Stephens et al., 2009[23])

Order

Chlamydiales

Chlamydiales

Chlamydiales

Family

Chlamydiaceae

Chlamydiaceae, Simkaniaceae, Parachlamydiaceae, Waddliaceae

Chlamydiaceae, Simkaniaceae, Parachlamydiaceae, Waddliaceae

Genus

Chlamydia

 

Chlamydia

 

Chlamydophila

 

Chlamydia

 

Species

C. trachomatis

Trachoma biovar

C. trachomatis

Trachoma biovar

  

C. trachomatis

Trachoma biovar

  

LGV biovar

 

LGV biovar

   

LGV biovar

  

Murine biovar

C. muridarum

   

C. muridarum

 
  

Porcine biovar

C. suis

   

C. suis

 
 

C. pneumonia

Human biovar

  

Cp. pneumonia

TWAR biovar

C. pneumonia

TWAR biovar

  

Koala biovar

   

Koala biovar

 

Koala biovar

  

Equine biovar

   

Equine biovar

 

Equine biovar

 

C. psittaci

Avian subtype

  

Cp. psittaci

 

C. psittaci

 
  

Abortion subtype

  

Cp. abortus

 

C. abortus

 
  

Feline subtype

  

Cp. felis

 

C. felis

 
  

Guinea-pig subtype

  

Cp. caviae

 

C. caviae

 
 

C. pecorum

   

Cp. pecorum

 

C. pecorum