Ultrastructure of Chlamydia pneumoniae in cell culture

V. L. Popov, A. A. Shatkin, V. N. Pankratova, N. S. Smirnova, C. H. von Bonsdorff, M. R. Ekman, A. Mörttinen, P. Saikku

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The electron microscopic appearance of Chlamydia pneumoniae elementary bodies with pear-shaped, loose outer membrane has been suggested as one criterion of its classification as a new chlamydial species. The study of the original strain TW 183 in LCL 929 and HL cells and a low-passage isolate of Kajaani-6 isolate in HL cells revealed spherical compact elementary bodies common to other chlamydia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-134
Number of pages6
JournalFEMS Microbiology Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 15 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Electron microscopy
  • Elementary body

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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