Spirochaete

/Spirochaete

Spirochaete

2017-09-19T12:29:34+00:00 September 19th, 2017|

Spirochaete – Any non-rigid corkscrew-shaped bacterium.

Spirochaete move by a means of flexions of the cell, produced by a series of rotary axial fibrils underlying the cells outer sheath.

Most spirochaetes are Gram-negative, anearobic and feed on dead organic matter. They are particularly common in sewage-polluted waters.

Spirochaetes can cause disease in humans and animals. Treponema is the agent of syphilis.

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