Biochemical Test of Chlamydia trachomatis

Last Updated on January 9, 2020 by Sagar Aryal

Biochemical Test of Chlamydia trachomatis

Biochemical Test of Chlamydia trachomatis

Some of the characteristics are:

Basic CharacteristicsProperties (Chlamydia trachomatis)
Organism TypeObligate intracellular organism that parasitize and multiply in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells within membrane bound vacuoles, termed inclusions, by a unique developmental cycle.
ATP/ADP Transport SystemNegative (-ve)
Body TypesElementary and Reticulate
FlagellaAbsent
Gram StainingGram-negative
Genus Specific AntigenPositive (+ve)
MotilityNegative (-ve)
Projections on SurfacePositive (+ve)
ShapeCoccoid; 0.2-1.5 Um diameter

Amino Acid Utilization

ArginineNegative (-ve)
CysteineNegative (-ve)
GlutamineVariable
HistidinePositive (+ve)
IsoleucineNegative (-ve)
LeucineVariable
LysineNegative (-ve)
MethionineVariable
PhenylalaninePositive (+ve)
ThreonineNegative (-ve)
TryptophanVariable
TyrosineNegative (-ve)
ValinePositive (+ve)

Fermentation of

Glucose-6-P (ATP-dependent liberation of CO2 )Positive (+ve)
Glutamate (ATP-dependent liberation of CO2 )Positive (+ve)
Pyruvate (ATP-dependent liberation of CO2 )Positive (+ve)

References

  1. Editors: Krieg, N.R., Ludwig, W., Whitman, W., Hedlund, B.P., Paster, B.J., Staley, J.T., Ward, N., Brown, D., Parte, A. (2010). Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology. Volume 4: The Bacteroidetes, Spirochaetes, Tenericutes (Mollicutes), Acidobacteria, Fibrobacteres, Fusobacteria, Dictyoglomi, Gemmatimonadetes, Lentisphaerae, Verrucomicrobia, Chlamydiae, and Planctomycetes.
  2. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118960608.gbm00364
  3. Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology
  4. https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/chlamydiales
  5. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-71202-9_8

Biochemical Test of Chlamydia trachomatis

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