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Treponema pallidum

Graham Shepherd muhero at globalnet.co.uk
Thu Nov 19 16:50:22 EST 1998

Roger de Groot wrote in message <72vcba$mo8$1 at heracles.fw.cuci.nl>...
>Why is it only possible to grow Treponema pallidum in suitable tissue?
>Thanks Roger de Groot

Because we don't know exactly what its nutritional requirements are. If we
(a) knew and (b) could provide them without tissue (or animal culture) then
we could grow them in conventional microbial systems.


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