Definition of Genus leptospira
1. Noun. Very slender aerobic spirochetes; free-living or parasitic in mammals.
Group relationships: Family Treponemataceae, Treponemataceae
Member holonyms: Leptospira
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Leptospira
Literary usage of Genus leptospira
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Principles of Bacteriology: A Practical Manual for Students and Physicians by Alexander Crever Abbott (1921)
"When obtained in culture (Noguchi) they are dissolved by 10 per cent. bile salts and more slowly by 10 per cent. saponin. genus leptospira. ..."
2. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1919)
"... infected guinea pigs an organism belonging to the genus Leptospira has been demonstrated and that the organism, after having been obtained in culture, ..."
3. Diagnostic Methods, Chemical, Bacteriological and Microscopical: A Text-book by Ralph Waldo Webster (1920)
"... a spirochete, a spiro- nema, nor a treponema, but belongs to the genus Leptospira. For methods of cultivation see the original literature. ..."
4. Animal Parasites and Human Disease by Asa Crawford Chandler (1922)
"Noguchi believes this spirochaete to have characteristics sufficiently distinctive to warrant its being placed in a new genus, Leptospira. ..."