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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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Comparative evaluation of molecular assays for the identification of intestinal spirochaetes from diseased pigs.
Evaluation of day-old specific pathogen-free chicks as an experimental model for pathogenicity testing of intestinal spirochaete species.
Seasonal variation in the role of grey squirrels as hosts of Ixodes ricinus, the tick vector of the Lyme disease spirochaete, in a British woodland.
Role of grey squirrels and pheasants in the transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, the Lyme disease spirochaete, in the U.
spirochaete DNA in British ticks (Argasidae & Ixodidae) since 19th century assessed by PCR.
Other abundant classes were Gammaproteobacteria, Spirochaetes, Methanobacteria, Erysipelotrichi, Coriobacteriia, Fibrobacteria, and Betaproteobacteria.
Total of 33 OTUs were obtained that could be assigned to seven bacterial phyla namely Actinobacteria, Bacteroidetes, Firmicutes, Planctomycetes, Proteobacteria, Spirochaetes and Synergistetes with twenty four bacterial genera (Fig.
Given the positive PCR assay result, a Warthin-Starry stain was requested on the histologically processed tissue biopsy and found to be positive for spirochaetes (Fig.
The presence of spirochaetes in human gastric mucosa.
The presence of spirochaetes was confirmed by dark field and phase contrast microscopy (Nikon).
INTRODUCTION: Leptospirosis is a zoonosis of global distribution caused by infection with pathogenic spirochaetes of the genus Leptospira.