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Spirochaete

An invalid taxonomic bacterial genus name [Bergey’s]; not in current use as a genus. The correct spelling of the genus is Spirochaeta.

spirochaete

A class of fine, spiral, highly motile bacteria. The three medically most important genera are the Treponema which includes the causal agent of syphilis T. pallidum ; the Leptospira , which includes L. icterohaemorrhagiae , the cause of leptospirosis; and the Borrelia , which include the cause of relapsing fever, B. recurrentis , and of Lyme disease, B. burgdorferi .
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CPI V3 1 Spirochaeta asiatica Laternula elliptica V12 20 Uncultured spirochete clone Dover 173 Clone Phylogenetic Similarity Species Type Group (%) bp Arctica islandica I1 Spirochaetes 83 601 I14 Spirochaetes 91 1,425 Cerastoderma edule IV2 Spirochaetes 91 1,430 IV5 Spirochaetes 92 1,473 Crassostrea gigas V5 Spirochaetes 97 594 V3 Spirochaetes 88 580 Laternula elliptica V12 Spirochaetes 91 594 Clone Species Type Ace.
Leptospirosis, a zoonosis with a worldwide distribution, is an acute febrile illness caused by spirochaetes of the pathogen Leptospira interrogans affecting a wide range of animal and human hosts (1).
lonestari spirochaetes since the latter lacks the rOmpA gene.
Webb supports a type of evolutionary parallelism for the treponematoses, noting that the disease's variants may have arisen wherever human populations clustered in sufficient numbers to sustain the spirochaetes responsible.
The Italian researchers who conducted this study offered two possible reasons why antibiotic therapy finally worked, and both of these reasons involve active, persistent infection: "the sustained therapeutic levels of penicillin were effective either by the inhibition of germ replication or by lysis of the spirochaetes when they were leaving their sanctuaries.
The 20 doctors from London based Spirochaetes Hockey Club had played in the annual Torbay hockey festival in Devon.
Five of the detected phyla, namely Firmicutes, Bacteroidetes, Proteobacteria, Spirochaetes, and Tenericutes, collectively constituted more than 98% of the ruminal microbiome.
Relapsing fever in California: attempts to transmit spirochaetes of California relapsing fever to human subjects by means of the bite of the vector, Ornithodoros hermsi Wheeler.