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Treponema pallidum (Syphilis)

Wikipedia Abstract

Treponema pallidum is a spirochaete bacterium with subspecies that cause treponemal diseases such as syphilis, bejel, pinta, and yaws. The treponemes have a cytoplasmic and an outer membrane. Using light microscopy, treponemes are only visible using dark field illumination. They are Gram negative, but some regard them too thin to be Gram stained.
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Parasite of 
Erythrocebus patas (patas monkey)[1]
Gorilla gorilla (gorilla)[1]
Macaca fascicularis (long-tailed macaque)[1]
Macaca mulatta (rhesus monkey)[1]
Macaca nemestrina (pigtail macaque)[1]
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)[1]



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1Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
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