Campylobacter

Jonathan A. Eisen jeisen at leland.stanford.edu
Wed Dec 6 12:23:11 EST 1995


At the suggestion of a kind soul who read my posting on Campylobacter I 
will try and make my answer more concise and clear.

No - species in the Campylobacter genus are not spirochetes, if you 
define spirochetes in an evolutionary sense.  That is, despite some 
phenotypic similarities to spirochetes, species in the Campylobacter 
genus are evolutionarily distant from true spirochetes like Borrelia.

Jonathan Eisen

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