genus Treponema

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Related to genus Treponema: Treponema microdentium
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Noun1.genus Treponema - type genus of Treponemataceae: anaerobic spirochetes with an undulating rigid body; parasitic in warm-blooded animals
bacteria genus - a genus of bacteria
family Treponemataceae, Treponemataceae - small spirochetes some parasitic or pathogenic
treponema - spirochete that causes disease in humans (e.g. syphilis and yaws)
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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).
We hypothesize that Archaea and bacteria from the genus Treponema play a similar and competing role in oral ecology.