Spirochaetales


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Spirochaetales

[‚spī·rə·kē′tā·lēz]
(microbiology)
An order of bacteria characterized by slender, helically coiled cells sometimes occurring in chains.
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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).
Rat bite fever is an infectious bacterial disease caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis Levaditi, Nicolau, and Poincloux (Fusobacterales: Fusobacteriaceae) and Spirillum minus Carter (Spirochaetales: Spirillaceae) and transmitted mostly through bites and scratches from rats and mice.
Sylvatic maintenance of Borrelia burgdorferi (Spirochaetales) in northern California: untangling the web of transmission.