Capacity of virulent Treponema pallidum (Nichols) for deoxyribonucleic acid synthesis.

@article{Baseman1979CapacityOV,
  title={Capacity of virulent Treponema pallidum (Nichols) for deoxyribonucleic acid synthesis.},
  author={Joel B. Baseman and Jean C. Nichols and S Mogerley},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1979},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={
          392-7
        }
}
Treponema pallidum (Nichols) was extracted from infected rabbit tissue, and cell lysates were prepared for monitoring thymidine kinase and deoxyribonucleic acid polymerase activities. No thymidine kinase could be demonstrated in preparations of T. pallidum or the cultivable T. phagedenis biotype Reiter. Significant levels of deoxyribonucleic acid polymerase were detected in both treponemal samples. Interestingly, comparisons of polymerase activity among a spectrum of bacterial genera revealed a… CONTINUE READING