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Species/Subspecies: Borrelia theileri
Category: Motile
Etymology: Genus name: named after the French bacteriologist Amédée Borrel (1867-1936).
Species epithet: named after the Swiss veterinarian Arnold Theiler, who is regarded as the father of veterinary medicine in South Africa.
Significance:Borrelia theileri is more important in tropical countries than in Sweden.
  [Of minor importance]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Spirochaetes
Class
Spirochaetia
Order
Spirochaetales
Family
Spirochaetaceae 
Genus
Borrelia
Type Strain: There is no defined culture of this species.
Macromorphology (smell):
Micromorphology: Borrelia spp. have a planar flat-wave morphology.
Gram +/Gram -:G-, but difficult to stain.
Catalase/Oxidase:
Spec. Char.:
Vector: African blue tick (Ripicephalus decoloratus) and some other closely related tick species.
Disease:Bovine borreliosis
Hosts: Ruminants and horse.
Clinical Picture: Fever and anemia.
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
KF569941 KAT 1271  

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 
About 40 species have been described within genus Borrelia and the species that have been included in VetBact form two monophyletic clusters. See Fig. 233:1.
Updated:2016-02-10

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