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Scientists Sequence Chlamydia trachomatis Genome

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October 23, 1998
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National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases
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Researchers in California supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have completed sequencing the Chlamydia trachomatis genome, providing new insights into chlamydial infection, the most prevalent bacterial sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States and a major cause of STDs worldwide.

Researchers in California supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have completed sequencing the Chlamydia trachomatis genome, providing new insights into chlamydial infection, the most prevalent bacterial sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States and a major cause of STDs worldwide. C. trachomatis also is the etiologic agent of ocular trachoma, the leading cause of preventable blindness in the developing world. A report describing the project appears in the Oct. 23, 1998 issue of Science.


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National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases. "Scientists Sequence Chlamydia trachomatis Genome." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 23 October 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/10/981023072835.htm>.
National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases. (1998, October 23). Scientists Sequence Chlamydia trachomatis Genome. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/10/981023072835.htm
National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases. "Scientists Sequence Chlamydia trachomatis Genome." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/10/981023072835.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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