This volume provides a timely and authoritative account of Chlamydia and of the widespread, debilitating consequences of these microbial infections on humans. Sexually transmitted disease caused by C. trachomatis and the resulting infertility is of global importance. Trachoma itself is the world's major cause of preventable blindness affecting some 400 million people. C psittaci produces serious infection in a wide range of animals as well as in man. Growing awareness of the clinical importance of chlarnydial infection has been paralleled by an explosion in basic research on Chlamydia. Leading experts on Cblamydia were invited toreview these developments at the VIth International Congress on Human Chlamyclial Infections held in Sanderstead, England in June, 1986. This volume contains both reviews on topics ranging from antimicrobial chemotherapy to chlamydial genetics, and also research papers pointing to future developments.Oriel, J. D. is the author of 'Chlamydial Infections' with ISBN 9780521324533 and ISBN 052132453X.