Genome sequencing for Chlamydia trachomatis - finally

For the first time, genome sequencing has been carried out on Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis), a bacteria responsible for the disease Trachoma

"Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Menzies School of Health Research, Australia have discovered that genes can move from chlamydia strains in the eye to sexually transmitted strains of chlamydia, allowing them to then infect the eye and cause Trachoma -- a neglected tropical .. It was previously believed tha...t the different version of Chlamydia that caused trachoma were a completely separate lineage from those that cause STIs, this research team has proven otherwise. The team has provided strong evidence that the acquisition of just one or two gene variants can change an STI causing strain into a Trachoma associated strain. Because it is also now known that Chlamydia can readily exchange DNA this shows that there is a continued potential for new variant Trachoma strains to emerge.."…

Well that is interesting! I had major dramas with conjunctivitis & eye irritation for a few years. Seems like it may all have been linked...

thanks for the info!


Chlamydia species are known to stenose the fallopian tubes and cause blindness. Seems like similar symtoms are associated with MS (stenosed internal jugular veins and vision deterioration/blindness)...and MS is associated with CPn infection:

"Chlamydial infections are associated with a range of chronic diseases that are characterized by inflammation and scarring and result in significant damage to the host. Chlamydophila trachomatis serovars A to C cause the ocular infection trachoma which results in blindness. Ascending infection by serovars D to K of the female genital tract causes salpingitis which in turn leads to fibrosis, scarring, stenosis and obstruction of the fallopian tubes with the eventual complications of ectopic pregnancy and tubal infertility."


Doing Thibault protocol (NAC/mino/roxi/tini/nattokinase)...but considering morphing to Stratton protocol

The reason why trachoma is pretty much confined to third-world countries is because that is where flies land on children's eyeballs.

By the way, they don't call that newspaper the Daily Fail for nothing.  The actual scientific article does not make those claims that "Chlamydia can readily exchange DNA", which I highly doubt.  In fact, chlamydiae are so reluctant to exchange DNA that, as far as I've heard, nobody has yet been able to figure out how to genetically modify them in the lab.  (This has been a substantial obstacle to understanding them, since knocking out a gene is one of the main ways of studying what it does.)

(And chlamydiae of all sorts have been sequenced for quite a while now...)

Trachoma is a significant problem in the aboriginal population in Australia  (Australia is a first world country )


Doing Thibault protocol (NAC/mino/roxi/tini/nattokinase)...but considering morphing to Stratton protocol