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Free-Living Saccharolytic Spirochetes: The Genus Spirochaeta

  • Ercole Canale-Parola


The genus Spirochaeta includes anaerobic facultatively anaerobic spirochetes that are indigenous to aquatic environments such as the mud water of ponds marshes. These spirochetes occur in nature as free-living forms, that is, their existence does not depend on physical associations with other organisms (Canale-Parola, 1984b).


Agar Medium Trace Element Solution Isolation Medium Ocean Floor Spreading Facultative Anaerobe 
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