Spirochaetaceae


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Related to Spirochaetaceae: treponema, Leptospiraceae, Spirochaetes, Spirochætes

Spirochaetaceae

[‚spī·rə·kē′tās·ē‚ē]
(microbiology)
The single family of the order Spirochaetales.
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Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum, the bacterial agent responsible for the disease syphilis, is a member of the order Spirochaetales, the family Spirochaetaceae, and the genus Treponema (6).
All identified spirochete clones fell into 2 families: the Spirochaetaceae with 2 genera, Cristispira and Spirochaeta, and the Brachyspiraceae, with the genus Brachyspira.