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Successful in vitro cultivation of Borrelia duttonii and its comparison with Borrelia recurrentis.

Abstract:

Borrelia duttonii, the cause of East African tick-borne relapsing fever, has until now been refractory to growth in laboratory media. This spirochaete has only be propagated in mice or by tissue culture, restricting both yield and purity of cells available for research. The successful isolation of five clinical isolates of B. duttonii from patients in Central Tanzania and their comparison with Borrelia recurrentis is reported. Electron microscopy revealed spirochaetal cells with pointed ends,...

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10.1099/00207713-49-4-1793

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Cutler, SJ More by this author
Akintunde, CO More by this author
Fukunaga, M More by this author
Kurtenbach, K More by this author
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Journal:
International journal of systematic bacteriology
Volume:
49 Pt 4
Issue:
4
Pages:
1793-1799
Publication date:
1999-10-05
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EISSN:
1465-2102
ISSN:
0020-7713
URN:
uuid:41c83018-70bb-4f54-b785-80df6ec348ba
Source identifiers:
60974
Local pid:
pubs:60974

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