Alias: Treponemataceae, Treponemataceae Robinson 1948 (Approved Lists 1980), Spirochaetaceae Swellengrebel 1907, "Spirochaetaceae" Swellengrebel 1907 emend. Abt et al. 2012

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  1. Stanisavljević S, Čepić A, Bojic S, Veljovic K, Mihajlovic S, Đedović N, et al. Oral neonatal antibiotic treatment perturbs gut microbiota and aggravates central nervous system autoimmunity in Dark Agouti rats. Sci Rep. 2019;9:918 pubmed publisher
    ..Interestingly, a notable decrease in the Helicobacteraceae, Spirochaetaceae and Turicibacteriaceae was scored in antibiotic-treated groups...
  2. Linske M, Williams S, Ward J, Stafford K. Indirect Effects of Japanese Barberry Infestations on White-Footed Mice Exposure to Borrelia burgdorferi. Environ Entomol. 2018;47:795-802 pubmed publisher
    ..ticks and Borrelia burgdorferi infection (Johnson, Schmid, Hyde, Steigerwalt, and Brenner; Spirochaetales: Spirochaetaceae) in mice...
  3. Regier Y, Komma K, Weigel M, Kraiczy P, Laisi A, Pulliainen A, et al. Combination of microbiome analysis and serodiagnostics to assess the risk of pathogen transmission by ticks to humans and animals in central Germany. Parasit Vectors. 2019;12:11 pubmed publisher
    ..Further data reveal the presence of the human and animal pathogenic species of genera in the family Spirochaetaceae (including Borrelia miyamotoi and Borrelia garinii), Bartonella spp...
  4. Tan L, Nancharaiah Y, Lu S, van Hullebusch E, Gerlach R, Lens P. Biological treatment of selenium-laden wastewater containing nitrate and sulfate in an upflow anaerobic sludge bed reactor at pH 5.0. Chemosphere. 2018;211:684-693 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, approximately 10% relative abundance of both Geobacteraceae and Spirochaetaceae was observed in the granular sludge during the pH 5.0 operation...
  5. Tomazetto G, Wibberg D, Schlüter A, Oliveira V. New FeFe-hydrogenase genes identified in a metagenomic fosmid library from a municipal wastewater treatment plant as revealed by high-throughput sequencing. Res Microbiol. 2015;166:9-19 pubmed publisher
    ..The cloned genomic fragments within these fosmids are closely related to members of the Spirochaetaceae, Bacteroidales and Firmicutes, and their FeFe-hydrogenase sequences are characterized by the structure type ..
  6. Wang S, Zhang B, Diao M, Shi J, Jiang Y, Cheng Y, et al. Enhancement of synchronous bio-reductions of vanadium (V) and chromium (VI) by mixed anaerobic culture. Environ Pollut. 2018;242:249-256 pubmed publisher
    ..16S rRNA gene sequencing analysis indicated the accumulation of Anaerolineaceae, Spirochaeta and Spirochaetaceae, which could contribute to V(V) and Cr(VI) bio-reductions...
  7. Zhu H, Zeng D, Wang N, Niu L, Zhou Y, Zeng Y, et al. Microbial community and diversity in the feces of Sichuan takin (Budorcas taxicolor tibetana) as revealed by Illumina Miseq sequencing and quantitative real-time PCR. AMB Express. 2018;8:68 pubmed publisher
    ..Bacteroidaceae, Acinetobacter, Clostridium, Lachnospiraceae, Rikenellaceae, Bacillus, Comamonas and Spirochaetaceae were dominant...
  8. Baek G, Kim J, Shin S, Lee C. Bioaugmentation of anaerobic sludge digestion with iron-reducing bacteria: process and microbial responses to variations in hydraulic retention time. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2016;100:927-37 pubmed publisher
    ..putative iron-reducing bacteria (IRBs) was identified by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE), with Spirochaetaceae- and Thauera-related organisms being dominant members, and clear dominance shifts among them with respect to ..
  9. Pan M, Wan C, Xie Q, Huang R, Tao X, Shah N, et al. Changes in gastric microbiota induced by Helicobacter pylori infection and preventive effects of Lactobacillus plantarum ZDY 2013 against such infection. J Dairy Sci. 2016;99:970-981 pubmed publisher
    ..g., Pasteurellaceae, Erysipelotrichaceae, Halomonadaceae, Helicobacteraceae, and Spirochaetaceae) that overgrew in the gastric microbiota of H...

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  1. Mayne P, Song S, Shao R, Burke J, Wang Y, Roberts T. Evidence for Ixodes holocyclus (Acarina: Ixodidae) as a vector for human lyme Borreliosis infection in Australia. J Insect Sci. 2014;14:271 pubmed publisher
    ..Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto (Spirochaetales: Spirochaetaceae) and sensu lato are closely related spirochetal species that are the causative agents of Lyme disease in ..
  2. Hutchinson M, Strohecker M, Simmons T, Kyle A, Helwig M. Prevalence Rates of Borrelia burgdorferi (Spirochaetales: Spirochaetaceae), Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Rickettsiales: Anaplasmataceae), and Babesia microti (Piroplasmida: Babesiidae) in Host-Seeking Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) from Pennsylvan. J Med Entomol. 2015;52:693-8 pubmed publisher
    ..5%) and one tick positive for A. phagocytophilum+Ba. microti. Infection rates for B. burgdorferi were lower in the western region of the state. Our findings substantiate that Lyme disease risk is high throughout Pennsylvania. ..
  3. Deng Y, Huang Z, Ruan W, Miao H, Shi W, Zhao M. Enriching ruminal polysaccharide-degrading consortia via co-inoculation with methanogenic sludge and microbial mechanisms of acidification across lignocellulose loading gradients. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2018;102:3819-3830 pubmed publisher
    ..The acidogen members were mainly Spirochaetaceae and Clostridiales...
  4. Troshina O, Oshurkova V, Suzina N, Machulin A, Ariskina E, Vinokurova N, et al. Sphaerochaeta associata sp. nov., a spherical spirochaete isolated from cultures of Methanosarcina mazei JL01. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2015;65:4315-22 pubmed publisher
    ..rRNA gene sequence similarity, strain GLS2T was shown to belong to the genus Sphaerochaeta within the family Spirochaetaceae. Its closest relatives were Sphaerochaeta globosa BuddyT (99...
  5. Meyer D, de Andrade P, Durrer A, Andreote F, Corção G, Brandelli A. Bacterial communities involved in sulfur transformations in wastewater treatment plants. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2016;100:10125-10135 pubmed
    ..For SOB, the most abundant families were Spirochaetaceae, Chromatiaceae, Helicobacteriaceae, Rhodospirillaceae, and Neisseriaceae, whereas, for SRB, were ..
  6. Li F, Guan L. Metatranscriptomic Profiling Reveals Linkages between the Active Rumen Microbiome and Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2017;83: pubmed publisher
    ..i>Prevotellaceae, Ruminococcaceae, Lachnospiraceae, Veillonellaceae, Spirochaetaceae, Dethiosulfovibrionaceae, and Mogibacteriaceae), four archaeal clades (..
  7. Neelakanta G, Sultana H, Sonenshine D, Marconi R. An In Vitro Blood-Feeding Method Revealed Differential Borrelia turicatae (Spirochaetales: Spirochaetaceae) Gene Expression After Spirochete Acquisition and Colonization in the Soft Tick Ornithodoros turicata (Acari: Argasidae). J Med Entomol. 2017;54:441-449 pubmed publisher
    ..We also report that B. turicatae genes are differentially expressed in ticks in comparison with the in vitro-grown cultures, indicating influence of tick environment on spirochete gene expression. ..
  8. Tang M, Han H, Yu Z, Tsuruta T, Nishino N. Variability, stability, and resilience of fecal microbiota in dairy cows fed whole crop corn silage. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2017;101:6355-6364 pubmed publisher
    ..Succinivibrionaceae, Prevotellaceae, p-2534-18B5, and Spirochaetaceae were regarded as highly variable taxa in this study...
  9. Palomar A, Portillo A, Santibáñez P, Mazuelas D, Roncero L, Gutierrez O, et al. Presence of Borrelia turdi and Borrelia valaisiana (Spirochaetales: Spirochaetaceae) in Ticks Removed From Birds in the North of Spain, 2009-2011. J Med Entomol. 2017;54:243-246 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, the detection of B. turdi and B. valaisiana in H. punctata and I. frontalis ticks, respectively, is reported for the first time. ..
  10. Li Y, Wu B, Zhu G, Liu Y, Ng W, Appan A, et al. High-throughput pyrosequencing analysis of bacteria relevant to cometabolic and metabolic degradation of ibuprofen in horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetlands. Sci Total Environ. 2016;562:604-613 pubmed publisher
    ..Flavobacteriaceae, family Methylococcaceae and genus Methylocystis, and the anaerobic species of family Spirochaetaceae and genus Clostridium_sensu_stricto were the most possible bacteria relevant to the cometabolic degradation ..
  11. Williams S, Linske M, Ward J. Long-Term Effects of Berberis thunbergii (Ranunculales: Berberidaceae) Management on Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) Abundance and Borrelia burgdorferi (Spirochaetales: Spirochaetaceae) Prevalence in Connecticut, USA. Environ Entomol. 2017;46:1329-1338 pubmed publisher
    ..prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi (Johnson, Schmid, Hyde, Steigerwalt, and Brenner; Spirochaetales: Spirochaetaceae), the etiologic agent of Lyme disease. At six locations across Connecticut, adult I...