Spirochete round bodies Syphilis, Lyme disease & AIDS: Resurgence of “the great imitator”?

  title={Spirochete round bodies Syphilis, Lyme disease & AIDS: Resurgence of “the great imitator”?},
  author={L. Margulis and A. Maniotis and J. Macallister and John B. Scythes and O. Brorson and J. Hall and W. E. Krumbein and Michael J. Chapman},
  • L. Margulis, A. Maniotis, +5 authors Michael J. Chapman
  • Published 2010
  • Biology
  • Symbiosis
  • We advocate investigation of spirochete cyclical symbioses (e.g.,Borrelia sp.,Leptospira sp., Treponema sp.) given the newly established verification of a developmental history in these gram-negative motile helical eubacteria, both in pure culture and in mammals. Symbiotic spirochetes can be compared to free-living relatives for their levels of integration (behavioral, metabolic, gene product or genetic levels), Detailed research that correlates life histories of symbiotic spirochetes to… CONTINUE READING
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