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List three spirochetes of medical relevance.
Borrelia

Leptospira

Treponema
BLT

SpirochEATS BLT
Are spirochetes considered gram negative or gram positive?
Neither positive nor negative
What is the general shape of spirochetes?
corkscrew-shaped
Describe the Spirochete flagella:

- type
- location within
- mechanism for motility
Endoflagella

Within the periplasmic space

Torque generated by
flagella pushing against
rigid protoplasmic cylinder
causes whole organism to turn.
What is the major difference between spirochete structure and gram negative cells?

Is there an exception?
Similar, but no LPS.

Except for Leptospira
LPS = LePtoSpira