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  • noun Plural form of spirochaete.

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Examples

  • During the late 1960s, Lynn published a series of revolutionary papers on the evolution of eukaryotic cells, culminating in her landmark book Symbiosis and Cell Evolution, in which she carefully laid out the empirical evidence supporting the theory that mitochondria, choloroplasts, and undulapodia (eukaryotic cilia and flagella) were once free living bacteria (purple sulfur bacteria, cyanobacteria, and spirochaetes, respectively).

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  • Relapsing fever or borreliosis is a febrile illness caused by spirochaetes and transmitted to humans by lice or ticks.

    Chapter 12

  • 'You could look for spirochaetes,' I said, and his eyes widened abruptly before he disappeared back into the bushes.

    Bonecrack

  • 'You could look for spirochaetes,' I said, and his eyes widened abruptly before he disappeared back into the bushes.

    Bonecrack

  • Thus, whereas it proved possible to attack certain diseases due to protozoa and spirochaetes by means of chemical substances, little success had been achieved with chemical preparations against infections due to true bacteria, namely cocci and bacilli.

    Physiology or Medicine 1939 - Presentation Speech

  • Throughout his life he was always making observations in many fields other than those in which his main work was done (he was, for instance, responsible for having introduced dark-field illumination in the study of spirochaetes).

    Karl Landsteiner - Biography

  • The spirochaetes, it is true, disappear from the brain during the fever.

    Julius Wagner-Jauregg - Nobel Lecture

  • One wonders whether he is sharing spirochaetes with Mr Mugabe.

    It's Almost Supernatural

  • Lee JI, Hampson DJ (1994) Genetic characterisation of intestinal spirochaetes, and their association with disease.

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