|Etymology:||Genus name: A turning thread|
Species epithet: From a rabbit with a syphilis like disease
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Alternative Species Name(s):||Treponema cuniculi|
|Type Strain:||Not defined, but Cuniculi A is a reference strain.|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Cannot be cultivated in articial media and is, therfore, propagated intratesicularly in rabbits.|
|Gram +/Gram -:|
|Disease:||Rabbit venereal syphilis or venereal rabbit spirochetosis.
|Diagnostics:||Dark field microscopy of the lesions are used for diagnostics.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 30 different species have been described within the genus Treponema. There are different opinions among researchers about which should be regarded as separate species or only as subspecies of a certain species. T. paraluiscuniculi is very closely related to T. pallidum subsp. pallidum and T. pallidum subsp. pertenue. See the phylogenetic tree (Fig. 134:1). Some researchers regard the two latter as separate species.|
|Comment:||Has not been cultivated in vitro. The disease cannot be transmitted to humans.|
|Reference(s):||No. 54, 55|
|Dissertation with bacteriological connection|
On Friday, November 24, at 09:15 Madeleine Moazzami defends her thesis with the title: "Foodborne bacteria in slaughterhouses with focus on cleaning and disinfection". The defense takes place in Lennart Kennes hall, BioCentrum, campus Ultuna. All interested parties are welcome to attend.Published 2023-11-20. Read more...