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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Spiral microorganisms, similar to spirochaetes, have been frequently detected in the rumen and are represented by the genus Treponema (Stewart et al., 1997).
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.