The purposes of this paper are (i) to present a framework for the morphometric analysis of large uncultivable spirochetes that are symbiotic in wood-eating cockroaches and termites; (ii) to revive, in accordance with the rules of the , the names of three genera (, and ) and three species (, and ) for the same organisms to which the names were originally applied, because these names were not included on the 1980 Approved Lists of Bacterial Names; and (iii) to formally propose the name for a new genus and species of spirochetes from the termite . None of these genera and species has been cultivated either axenically or in mixed culture; hence, all are based on type-descriptive material.


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