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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pallidum genes are specific to the family Spirochaetaceae, whereas most of them are genus- and species-specific.
Adhesion to and invasion of cultured tick (Acarina: Ixodidae) cells by Borrelia burgdorferi (Spirochaetales: Spirochaetaceae) and maintenance of infectivity.
It is caused by Treponema pallidum, belonging to a group of bacteria called "spirochetes" (Spirochaets phylum, Spirochaetales order, Spirochaetaceae family).