This review covers the whole order Spirochaetales with its five genera Spirochaeta, Cistispira, Treponema, Borrelia and Leptospira. The author discusses the outer sheath, axial fibrils, protoplasmic cylinder, cytoplasmic membrane, host-associated spirochetes (Brine Shrimp Association, Swine Dysentery, Syphilis, Skin-Lesions: Yaws, Gastrointestinal Tract, Xylophagous Insects). The review is up-to-date and concentrates especially on morphology. There are 24 electron micrographs and 239 references.
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- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology