reticulate body


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reticulate body

a stage in the development of elementary bodies in Chlamydiales.
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The elementary body transforms into the reticulate body and replicates by binary fission.
Doxycycline alters the replication of the reticulate body by inhibiting the synthesis of enzymes, the growth and fission of the reticulate bodies, and possibly the reorganization of the elementary bodies.