Trachoma Agemt: Glucose Utilization by Purified Suspensions

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Science  22 Nov 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3595, pp. 1077-1078
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3595.1077


Strain TE-55 of trachoma "virus" was extracted from infected chick-embryo yolk sacs, purified with the aid of diethylaminoethyl cellulose, and incubated with C14-glucose. Highly significant amounts of C140 were produced from carbon-i, but not from carbon-6 of glucose. This demonstrates independent carbohydrate metabolism in an extracellular environment by a microorganism of this group. siae than to true viruses.