Generation time

Value 29 hours
Organism Spirochete Treponema pallidum
Reference Brock TD. Microbial growth rates in nature. Bacteriol Rev. 1971 Mar35(1): p. 57 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID4929658
Primary Source Davis, B. D., R. Dulbecco, H. N. Eisen, H. S. Ginsberg, and W. B. Wood. 1968. Microbiology. Hoeber Medical Division, New York
Comments Treponema pallidum is a gram negative bacteria that causes syphilis, An average incubation time of 17 days is required for a demonstrable lesion after the intradermal injection of 500 organisms and the time required for the development of a lesion is reduced by 4 days for each 10-fold increase in inoculum size.
Entered by Uri M
ID 102398