Microorganisms belonging to the Chlamydiaceae family are Gram-negative, obligatory intracellular bacteria involved in diseases affecting both animals and humans.
The Chlamaydiaceae family traditionally contained a single genus, Chlamydia (Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology vol.1, 1984) but in 1999 another genus, Chlamydophila was added based on 16S rRNA and 23S rRNA sequence’s similarity (Everett et al. in 1999). Furthermore, other five new species were proposed by Everett. However, the use of the new genus name is still debated within the scientific community and for this reason the new edition of the Bergey’s Manual (vol.4, 2011) considers the genus Chlamydia the only genus and the five additional species are classified within this genus. Since the taxonomy of the family Chlamydiaceae is currently under consideration, and species with the name Chlamydophila felis, Chlamydophila pecorum and Chlamydophila abortus have been widely and validly published, the subdivision into two genera Chlamydia and Chlamydophila has been retained in this collection until 2013. From 2014, only the genus Chlamydia will be used.
The collection consists of field strains isolated from animals and includes C.psittaci (from birds and mammals), C. abortus, C. pecorum, C. felis, and C. suis.
All strains enrolled in our collection are submitted to different molecular biology control tests in order to evaluate their viability, purity and identity:
Purity and Identity
Quality management system
IZSLER laboratories, that supply biological resources to IBVR, use testing methods performed according to UNI EN ISO/IEC 17025 quality system.
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BIOBANK infrastructure of IZSLER has the mission of collecting all biological resources submitted to purity and identity controls, stored in different laboratories. It is difficult to get from others biological samples with known characteristics except for those that are obtained from certified Centres.
To cover this gap all biological resources collected at IZSLER biobank have been controlled and characterised by standard protocols to have detailed information on their main features. These data are included in a data base published in this web site.
Biobank infrastructure is made from best of breed technology to preserve all biological resources stored by IZSLER laboratories.
Riccardo Villa (Biobank Manager)
Phone: +39 (030) 2290-248 / 536
Fax: +39 (030) 2290-386