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lep·to·spire

(lep'tō-spīr),
Common name for any organism belonging to the genus Leptospira.
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leptospire

(lĕp′tə-spīr′)
n.
Any of various gram-negative, spirochete bacteria of the genus Leptospira that are either free-living or parasitic, including the causative agent of leptospirosis.
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leptospire

(lĕp′tō-spīr)
Any organism belonging to the genus Leptospira.
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Live leptospire cell suspensions representing 20 serovars were added to serially diluted serum specimens in 96 wells microtiter plates and were incubated at 30degC for 2 hours.
The primary aim was to identify factors that exposed them to a leptospire contaminated environment including farming activities, irrigation practices and animal rearing.
A final concentration of 1.5 x [10.sup.11] leptospires [ml.sup.-1] were obtained, as determined by direct cell counting in a Petroff Hausser chamber.
These factors could increase the leptospire count in contaminated water.
Isolation is difficult and not always successful, and the detection of leptospires in body fluids using dark-field microscopy is limited owing to proteinaceous filaments (pseudoleptospires) (11).
Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection caused by leptospires or spirochetes, usually transmitted when one is exposed to rat urine and feces.
Efficient detection of pathogenic leptospires using 16S ribosomal RNA.
In the study period, mean annual maximum temperature ranged from 32.1 to 37.8[degrees]C, which hinders the survival of leptospires in the environment.