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This scanning electron microscopic (TEM) image revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by a spiral-shaped, Treponema pallidum spirochete. Note the 1ยต hand drawn measurement indicator. T. pallidum is the causative agent of syphilis. It contains one of the smallest prokaryotic genomes consisting of about 1000 kilobase pairs.
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Creation Date:1972
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