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spirochaetes

Photomicrograph of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that cause Lyme diseaseScanning electron micrograph of Leptospira interrogans strain RGA
Classification follows Garrity & al. (2001)
Containing group: Eubacteria

References

Garrity, G. M., M. Winters, and D. B. Searles. 2001. Taxonomic Outline of the Procaryotic Genera. Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Second Edition. Release 1.0.

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Scientific Name Borrelia burgdorferi
Comments Photomicrograph of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease
Acknowledgements photo courtesy Public Health Image Library
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Scientific Name Leptospira interrogans
Comments Scanning electron micrograph of Leptospira interrogans strain RGA. Two spirochetes bound to a 0.2 ?m 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
Acknowledgements photo courtesy Public Health Image Library, CDC/NCID/Rob Weyant
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
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