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Rickettsia and Chlamydia

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A pap smear from a woman with chronic cervicitis shows cytoplasmic inclusions within epithelial cells. Fluorescent antibodies identify both these inclusions and elementary bodies. The intracellular organisms causing the infection are unusual because they cannot synthesize:



A ATP
B Cholesterol

C DNA
D Proteins

Ans. A ATP

Chlamydia are unable to synthesize ATP. Hence they are also called energy parasites.

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