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Scientific classification e
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Spirochaetes
Order: Spirochaetales
Family: Leptospiraceae
Hovind-Hougen, 1979

The Leptospiraceae are a family of spirochete bacteria.[1] It includes the genus Leptospira which contains some pathogenic species.[2]


These genera belong to the family Leptospiraceae:[3]


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  3. ^ Euzéby, J. P. "List of Prokaryotic Names with Standing in Nomenclature". Retrieved March 28, 2014.