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Unformatted text preview: and are internalized by susceptible host cells. Once inside, they reorganize into a replicative form (the reticulate body). Over a 24 hour period, these reticulate bodies divide and begin to reorganize back into elementary bodies. About 48-72 hours after infection, the cell is lysed and numerous infectious elementary bodies are released. • The genome of Chlamydia is only 25% the size of E. coli , making it one of the smallest prokaryotes. • The pathogenic mechanisms employed by Chlamydia are not well understood....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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