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Spirochaetes

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Photomicrograph of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that cause Lyme diseaseScanning electron micrograph of Leptospira interrogans strain RGA
Containing group: Eubacteria

Other Names for Spirochaetes

References

Garrity, G. M., J. A. Bell, and T. G. Lilburn. 2004. Taxonomic Outline of the Prokaryotes. Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Second Edition. Release 5.0.

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Photomicrograph of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that cause Lyme disease
Scientific Name Borrelia burgdorferi
Comments Photomicrograph of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Source Collection Public Health Image Library (Centers for Disease Control)
Scanning electron micrograph of Leptospira interrogans strain RGA
Scientific Name Leptospira interrogans
Comments Scanning electron micrograph of Leptospira interrogans strain RGA. Two spirochetes bound to a 0.2 Ám filter. Strain RGA was isolated in 1915 by Uhlenhuth and Fromme from the blood of a soldier in Belgium.
Creator CDC/NCID/HIP/Janice Carr
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Source Collection Public Health Image Library (Centers for Disease Control)
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