Bodetti, Tracey; Viggers, Karen; Warren, Kristin; Swan, Ralph; Conaghty, Sue; Sims, Colleen; Timms, Peter
The Chlamydiales are a unique order of intracellular bacterial pathogens that cause significant disease of birds and animals, including humans. The recent development of a Chlamydiales-specific 16S rDNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay has enabled the identification of Chlamydiales DNA from an increasing range of hosts and environmental sources. Whereas the Australian marsupial, the koala, has previously been shown to harbour several Chlamydiales types, no other Australian marsupials have...[Show more]
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