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Treponema isoptericolens sp. nov., a novel spirochaete from the hindgut of the termite Incisitermes tabogae

Dröge, Stefan ; Rachel, Reinhard ; Radek, Renate ; König, Helmut


A novel spirochaete, Treponema sp. strain SPIT5T, was isolated from hindgut contents of the drywood termite Incisitermes tabogae (Snyder). The cells of strain SPIT5T were motile, helical in shape, 0.4-0.5 microm in diameter and generally 12-20 microm long. The strain is obligately anaerobic and ferments different mono-, di- and oligosaccharides by forming ethanol as the main liquid fermentation ...


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