Brachyspira aalborgi

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Brachyspira aalborgi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Spirochaetes
Class: Spirochaetes
Order: Spirochaetales
Family: Brachyspiraceae
Genus: Brachyspira
Species: B. aalborgi
Binomial name
Brachyspira aalborgi
Hovind-Hougen et al. 1982

Brachyspira aalborgi is a species of bacteria, one of the causative agents of intestinal spirochetosis.[1][2] Its cells are anaerobic, sigmoidal with tapered ends, 2 to 6 µm long. Four flagella are inserted at each end of the cells. The maximal cell width is about 0.2 µm. The type strain is 513A (NCTC 11492).[3]


  1. ^ Torbenson, MD, Michael; Abraham, MD, Susan C.; Kannangai, MD, Rajesh; Koteish, MD, Ayman (2003). "Colonic Spirochetosis in Children and Adults". American Journal of Clinical Pathology. 120 (6): 828–832. doi:10.1309/G7U6BD85W4G3WJ0J. ISSN 0002-9173. 
  2. ^ Mikosza AS, Hampson DJ (June 2001). "Human intestinal spirochetosis: Brachyspira aalborgi and/or Brachyspira pilosicoli?". Animal Health Research Reviews. 2 (1): 101–10. PMID 11708739. Retrieved 2013-09-08. 
  3. ^ Hovind-Hougen K, Birch-Andersen A, Henrik-Nielsen R, et al. (December 1982). "Intestinal spirochetosis: morphological characterization and cultivation of the spirochete Brachyspira aalborgi gen. nov., sp. nov" (PDF). Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 16 (6): 1127–36. PMC 272552Freely accessible. PMID 6186689. Retrieved 2013-09-08. 

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