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  1. Treponema pallidum

    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 outer membrane. Using light microscopy treponemes are only visible using Dark field illumination.

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  1. Treponema pallidum

    The causative agent of venereal and non-venereal syphilis as well as yaws.


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