Spirillum minus


Spirillum minus
a species of gram-negative bacteria incertae sedis of the family Spirillaceae, consisting of rigid, tightly coiled, spiral rods that are motile by bipolar flagella. It is a normal parasite of the nasopharynx of rats and mice and is the etiologic agent of the spirillary form of rat-bite fever.

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  • Spirillum — A genus of large (1.4–1.7 μm in diameter), rigid, helical, Gram negative bacteria (family Spirillaceae) that are motile by means of bipolar fascicles of flagella. These freshwater organisms are obligately microaerophilic and chemoorganotrophic …   Medical dictionary

  • spirillum — A member of the genus S.. Obermeier s. SYN: Borrelia recurrentis. Vincent s. the s. or spirochete found in association with Vincent bacillus. Fusobacterium nucleatum is frequently the only bacillus isolated. * * * spi·ril·lum spī ril əm …   Medical dictionary

  • Spirillum — n. a genus of highly motile rigid spiral shaped bacteria usually found in fresh and salt water containing organic matter. They bear tufts of flagella at one or both ends of the cell. Most species are saprophytes, but S. minus causes rat bite… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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  • ЛИХОРАДКА ОТ УКУСА КРЫС — мед. Лихорадка от укуса крыс общее название двух инфекционных болезней из группы бактериальных зоонозов: содбку и стрептобациллярной лихорадки. Этиология Возбудители Streptobacillus moniliformis и Spirillum minus. Бактерии входят в состав… …   Справочник по болезням

  • rat-bite fever — n either of two febrile human diseases usu. transmitted by the bite of a rat: a) a septicemia marked by irregular relapsing fever, rashes, muscular pain and arthritis, and great weakness and caused by a bacterium of the genus Streptobacillus (S.… …   Medical dictionary

  • МИКРООРГАНИЗМЫ — МИКРООРГАНИЗМЫ. Содержание: Классификация.................107 Таблицы микробов: I. Патогенные бактерии..........115 II. Спирохеты................179 III. Молочнокислые бактерии........183 IV. Главнейшие виды бактерий, вызывающих уксуснокислое… …   Большая медицинская энциклопедия

  • Nitrosomonadales — Spirillum Scientific classification Kingdom: Bacteria Phylum …   Wikipedia


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