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Plasmid. 1990 Mar;23(2):144-8.

The 7.5-kb plasmid present in Chlamydia trachomatis is not essential for the growth of this microorganism.

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Department of Pathology, University of California, Irvine 92717.

Abstract

An L2 serovar of Chlamydia trachomatis, isolated from a patient with proctocolitis, has been identified that does not contain the common C. trachomatis 7.5-kb plasmid. This isolate was propagated in vitro showing that this plasmid is not required for the growth of C. trachomatis.

PMID:
2362949
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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