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Descriptor English: Spirochaeta
Descriptor Spanish: Spirochaeta
Descriptor Portuguese: Spirochaeta
Descriptor French: Spirochaeta
Tree number(s): B03.440.425.410.711.679
B03.851.595.679
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013142
Scope note: A genus of flexible, spiral rods found in hydrogen sulfide-containing mud, sewage, and polluted water. None of the species properly referred to in this genus are pathogenic.
Annotation: a genus of the family SPIROCHAETACEAE of the order SPIROCHAETALES; do not confuse with SPIROCHETES see SPIROCHAETALES; found in mud & slime
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PH physiology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
DeCS ID: 13525
Unique ID: D013142
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Spirochaeta - Preferred
Concept UI M0020346
Scope note A genus of flexible, spiral rods found in hydrogen sulfide-containing mud, sewage, and polluted water. None of the species properly referred to in this genus are pathogenic.
Preferred term Spirochaeta



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