Miyagawaplay \ˌmē-ə-ˈgä-wə, mē-yä-gä-wä\, Yoneji(1885–1959),
Japanese bacteriologist. Miyagawa specialized in microscopic research on infectious diseases. His most notable discovery was a sexually transmitted disease, lymphogranuloma venereum, that is distinct from syphilis and is caused by a chlamydia. Miyagawa cultured this microorganism and a closely related one for the first time in 1935. In 1938 the genus Miyagawanella was named in his honor to include these two species. Unfortunately, the name was not validly published and the genus was later redescribed with the name Chlamydia.
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