Spirilla Morphology

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Spring-shaped bacteria, particularly ones possessing a rigid cell envelope and relatively normal cell breadth.

Contrast with spirochetes as well as bacteria possessing vibrio morphology. The former are thinner as well as more flexible and the latter to a degree can be viewed as consisting of very short .

Note that the latter statement is something of a as technically the shape displayed by a bacterium with a spiriilum morphology is more one of a rather than that of a spiral. In addition, these spirillum helices are somewhat elongated relative to the shape of a typical spring, more than !