Spirochaetaceae


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Related to Spirochaetaceae: treponema, Leptospiraceae, Spirochaetes, Spirochætes

Spi·ro·chae·ta·ce·ae

(spī'rō-kē-tā'sē-ē),
A family of bacteria (order Spirochaetales) consisting of coarse, spiral cells, 30-50 mcm in length and possessing definite protoplasmic structures. These organisms occur in stagnant, fresh, or salt water and in the intestinal tracts of bivalve mollusks. The type genus is Spirochaeta. See: Spirochaeta.
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Schizomycetes, orden, Spirochaetales y familia, Spirochaetaceae. Ya no eran validos los nombres Spironema, Spiroschaudinnia y Microspironema (48), y mucho menos la clasificacion de Weatherhead (42).
All identified spirochete clones fell into 2 families: the Spirochaetaceae with 2 genera, Cristispira and Spirochaeta, and the Brachyspiraceae, with the genus Brachyspira.
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) due to Treponema pallidum, a spirochete bacteria belonging to the Spirochaetaceae family [1, 2].