NC_017268:1 Treponema pallidum subsp. pallidum str. Chicago chromosome,
Host Lineage: Treponema pallidum; Treponema; Spirochaetaceae; Spirochaetales; Spirochaetes; Bacteria
General Information: This organisms is divided into subspecies each of which causes a specific disease. pallidum causes the venereal disease syphilis. pertenue, carateum and endemicum cause the skin infections yaws, pinta and bejel, respectively. Cells are motile, slender, helically shaped flexible organisms, 0.1-0.18 microns in diameter and 6-20 microns long.