Utilization of exogenous thymidine by Chlamydia psittaci growing in the thymidine kinase-containing and thymidine kinase-deficient L cells.

The incorporation of [3H]thymidine into the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) of Chlamydia psittaci (strain 6BC) growing in thymidine kinase (adenosine 5'-triphosphate-thymidine 5'-phosphotransferase, EC 1.7.1.21)-containing L cells, L(TK+), and thymidine kinase-deficient L cells, LM(TK-), was examined by autoradiography. Label was detected over C. psittaci… CONTINUE READING