Bacterial Ribonucleic Acid in the Frog Brain after a Bacterial Peritoneal Infection

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Science  10 Nov 1972:
Vol. 178, Issue 4061, pp. 621-623
DOI: 10.1126/science.178.4061.621


Frogs were injected intraperitoneally with bacteria, and the RNA of the brains (which have protective barriers against the bacteria used) was extracted. Part of the RNA was bacterial RNA apparently resulting from the transcription of DNA transferred from bacteria to the brain cells.