What is Spirocheet?

A strain of thin spiral-shaped bacteria are called Spirochetes. These are single-celled microorganisms. They possess periplasmatic flagella (located on the outside of the cell). A spirochete has a long swishing tail. This helps the bacteria move incredibly quickly in the bloodstream throughout the body. The Spirochetes divided into three families belong to a single order, Spirochaetales. Some members of the order are pathogens in humans. Think Weil’s disease or Lyme disease. Others again causing syphilis or febris recurrens.