PerspectiveGenome Sequencing

Chlamydia: Old Ideas Crushed, New Mysteries Bared

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Science  23 Oct 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5389, pp. 638-639
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5389.638

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The bacteria Chlamydia cannot survive on its own, but must live within the cytoplasm of other cells. In his Perspective, Hatch discusses the surprising revelations about this unusual organism based on its genome sequence, published by Stephens et al. in this issue.