Tom C. cigolott at nbnet.nb.ca
Tue Dec 12 19:59:58 EST 1995

In message <4a4jhv$iec at nntp.Stanford.EDU> - "Jonathan A. Eisen" <jeisen at leland.
stanford.edu> writes:
}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.


Might you have any good pointers to the above......

Or better still, maybe a short preview of the distictions would be great. 

Have bin noticing nomenclature problems in some organisms....eg H. pylori 
which used to be a cousin of Campylobacter but now it seems that it is 

tom c.

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