|Etymology:||Genus name: named after the French bacteriologist Amédée Borrel (1867-1936).|
Species epithet: of lether (refers to the vector).
|Significance:||Borrelia coriaceae is not of clinical importace in Scandinavia.
[Of minor importance]
|Type Strain:||Co53 = ATCC 43381.|
|Micromorphology:||Borrelia spp. have a planar flat-wave morphology.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-, but difficult to stain.|
|Vector:||Soft tick (Ornithodoros dugesi).|
|Disease:||Is assumed to cause epizootic bovine abortion in USA.
|Hosts:||Cattle and deer.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 40 species have been described within genus Borrelia and the species that have been included in VetBact form two monophyletic clusters. See Fig. 234:1.|
|The revised taxonomy of the mollicutes|
The revised taxonomy of mollicutes (mycoplasmas) has now been introduced on VetBact, which means that many of the species have been given new genus names or moved to another higher taxon.Published 2021-11-25. Read more...