Chlamydia Treatment Often Difficult Due To Pathogen’s Resilience; Scientists Trace STD’s Evolutionary Pattern
Anyone who has suffered from the sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium chlamydia would know how difficult it is to get it diagnosed and treated. It is the most widespread form of STD in the U.S. today, and experts agree that identifying the exact phenotype of the bacterium is a huge step toward developing therapeutics targeting it. After years of exploring the genetic evolution of the bacterium, researchers from the University of Vienna finally discovered the secret behind the pathogen’s resilience: recombinations.
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