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Identification of Parachlamydiaceae DNA in nasal and rectal passages of healthy dairy cattle (2021)
Journal Article
Wheelhouse, N., Hearn, J., Livingstone, M., Flockhart, A., Dagleish, M., & Longbottom, D. (2022). Identification of Parachlamydiaceae DNA in nasal and rectal passages of healthy dairy cattle. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 132(4), 2642-2648. https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.15422

Aims The order Chlamydiales comprises a broad range of bacterial pathogens and endosymbionts, which infect a wide variety of host species. Within this order, members of the family Parachlamydiaceae, which includes Parachlamydia and Neochlamydia spec... Read More about Identification of Parachlamydiaceae DNA in nasal and rectal passages of healthy dairy cattle.

Presence of DNA from Chlamydia-like organisms in the nasal cavities of grey seal pups (Halichoerus grypus) and three different substrates present in a breeding colony (2021)
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Dagleish, M. P., Flockhart, A. F., Baily, J. L., Hall, A. J., Simpson, T. I., & Longbottom, D. (2021). Presence of DNA from Chlamydia-like organisms in the nasal cavities of grey seal pups (Halichoerus grypus) and three different substrates present in a breeding colony. BMC Veterinary Research, 17(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12917-021-03032-3

Background Chlamydia-like organisms (CLO) have been found to be present in many environmental niches, including human sewage and agricultural run-off, as well as in a number of aquatic species worldwide. Therefore, monitoring their presence in senti... Read More about Presence of DNA from Chlamydia-like organisms in the nasal cavities of grey seal pups (Halichoerus grypus) and three different substrates present in a breeding colony.

Experimental challenge of pregnant cattle with the putative abortifacient Waddlia chondrophila (2016)
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Wheelhouse, N., Flockhart, A., Aitchison, K., Livingstone, M., Finlayson, J., Flachon, V., …Longbottom, D. (2016). Experimental challenge of pregnant cattle with the putative abortifacient Waddlia chondrophila. Scientific Reports, 6, 37150. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep37150

Waddlia chondrophila is a Gram-negative intracellular bacterial organism that is related to classical chlamydial species and has been implicated as a cause of abortion in cattle. Despite an increasing number of observational studies linking W. chondr... Read More about Experimental challenge of pregnant cattle with the putative abortifacient Waddlia chondrophila.