Veterinary bacteriology: information about important bacteria
|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.|
|New names of bacterial phyla|
The taxonomic category phylum was previously not regulated by the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes (ICNP), but now this has changed and it was decided to revise the names of bacterial phyla. All phyla must be written in italics (which has been done on VetBact also before) and have the ending -ota.Published 2023-03-01. Read more...
|The taxonomy of chlamydias|
Species within the family Chlamydiaceae were previously divided into two genera Chlamydia and Chlamydophila. However, the differences between these two genera were not that great and many research groups have not accepted this division. Therefore, the genus Chlamydophila has been returned to the genus Chlamydia and this change has now been incorporated in VetBactPublished 2023-03-15. Read more...