elementary bodies

el·e·men·ta·ry bod·ies

1. old term for virions, especially the largest virus particles, visible by light microscopy when stained; as in lesions of smallpox, vaccinia;
2. Synonym(s): platelet
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I was very stupid about machines, so I was to be greatly occupied with them; I had no memory for classification, so it was particularly necessary that I should study systematic zoology and botany; I was hungry for human deeds and humane motions, so I was to be plentifully crammed with the mechanical powers, the elementary bodies, and the phenomena of electricity and magnetism.
The Gram stain and Giemsa stain didn't reveal any features of chancroid and LGV (inclusion or elementary bodies of Chlamydia) respectively.
The reticulate bodies then convert back to elementary bodies, and are released back into the lung after causing the death of the host ce11.
He is aware that Aristotle repeatedly characterizes the elementary bodies as "natural bodies.
However, he is forced into a subterfuge, adding the words "that enter into the constitution" in order to make the transition from elementary bodies to the living bodies of animals and plants.
Infectious elementary bodies start the cycle by attaching to host cell membranes and gain access into the host cell via endocytosis.
For example, Chlamydia trachomatis can exist in both extracellular (elementary bodies) and intracellular forms (reticulate bodies), with elementary bodies sometimes aggregating together (1, 2).
In a population-based case-control study of 117 ovarian cancer patients and 171 matched controls, the probability of having ovarian cancer was 90% higher in patients with the highest levels of chlamydia elementary bodies, compared with patients with the lowest levels.
The subjects were evaluated for IgG antibodies to serovar D of chlamydia elementary bodies and to chiamydia heat shock protein (CHSP) 60-1, CHSP60-S, CHSP6O-3, and CHSP-10.
infectious elementary bodies, replicative reticulate bodies) is unclear (8,87), and antibody titers do not reliably track infection (87).
To resolve discrepant results, enzyme immunoassay specimen dilution buffer was examined for C trachomatis elementary bodies by direct immunofluorescent antibody technique.
Elementary bodies are incapable of cell division, but are infectious.