A strain of Spirochœta refringens has been obtained in pure culture, and its morphological and cultural characteristics have been studied. The strain possessed no pathogenicity for rabbits or monkeys. It probably belongs to the genus Treponema, but it is easily differentiated from Treponema pallidum, Treponema microdentium, and Treponema macrodentium. Its relation to Spirochœta balanitidis and Spirochœta buccalis is still undetermined.
Article| May 01 1912
PURE CULTIVATION OF SPIROCHÆTA REFRINGENS
From the Laboratories of The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, New York.
Received: March 04 1912
Online Issn: 1540-9538
Print Issn: 0022-1007
Copyright, 1912, by The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research New York
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Hideyo Noguchi; PURE CULTIVATION OF SPIROCHÆTA REFRINGENS . J Exp Med 1 May 1912; 15 (5): 466–469. doi: https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.15.5.466
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