family Spirochaetaceae


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Noun1.family Spirochaetaceae - large coarsely spiral bacteria; free-living in fresh or salt water or commensal in bodies of oysters
bacteria family - a family of bacteria
order Spirochaetales, Spirochaetales - higher bacteria; slender spiral rodlike forms
genus Spirochaeta, Spirochaeta - the type genus of the family Spirochaetaceae; a bacterium that is flexible, undulating, and chiefly aquatic
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Treponema pallidum belongs to the family Spirochaetaceae, order Spirochaetales, phylum Spirochaetes, which is a phylogenetically ancient and distinct group of bacteria.
Named after French bacteriologist Amedee Borrel (1867-1936) in 1907, Borrelia is a genus of bacteria, family Spirochaetaceae, made up of gram-negative, irregularly coiled helical cells that surround a central fibrillar substance.
Treponema species are members of the family Spirochaetaceae within the order Spirochaetales.