Morphologic Observations on Trachoma Virus in Cell Cultures

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Science  11 Mar 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3402, pp. 733-734
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3402.733


When cultures of cells derived from the entoderm of the chick embryo were infected with trachoma virus, cytoplasmic inclusion bodies composed of viral particles were easily demonstrated. The inclusions are similar to those found in stained smears from trachomatous eyes and they developed in a sequence characteristic for this group of viruses. This method of culture appears to offer a valuable additional tool for study of the trachoma agent.

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