Treponema

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Treponema
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Spirochaetes
Order: Spirochaetales
Family: Spirochaetaceae
Genus: Treponema
Species

Treponema pallidum
Treponema denticola
Treponema carateum
Treponema paraluiscuniculi
etc.

Treponema is a genus of bacteria. It can cause many diseases, the most important being syphilis. Other diseases include bejel, pinta, and yaws.