Rickettsia prowazekii is able to multiply and persist for a long time in cotton rat macrophage culture (29-days observation period). Electron microscopic studies showed that the structure of Rickettsiae remained intact at different intervals post-inoculation (p.i.). In the course of persistence Rickettsiae revealed a reduced capacity to infect chick embryos and guinea pigs, however, the infectious agent could be isolated at all stages of persistence of cultured cells such as fibroblasts of the guinea pig embryo, macrophages of intact cotton rats.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Jan 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases