Chlamydia pneumoniae sp. nov. for Chlamydia sp. Strain TWAR
Journal - International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
A third species, Chlamydia pneumoniae, is proposed for the genusChlamydia. This bacterium is a human respiratory pathogen, whichhas been referred to as the TWAR strain of Chlamydia. Speciesidentification is based on ultrastructural differences in theelementary bodies, deoxyribonucleic acid analysis, and serology.