|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]
|Type Strain:||There is no defined culture of this species.|
|Micromorphology:||Borrelia spp. have a planar flat-wave morphology.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-, but difficult to stain.|
|Vector:||African blue tick (Ripicephalus decoloratus) and some other closely related tick species.|
|Hosts:||Ruminants and horse.|
|Clinical Picture:||Fever and anemia.|
|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. 233:1.|
|New families introduced within the order Enterobacterales|
The order Enterobacterales (formerly called Enterobacteriales) previously consisted of bacteria with different properties and phylogenetically, these bacteria were far apart. In order for the taxonomy to be more in line with phylogeny, some of these bacteria have, therefore, been sorted into 6 new families.Published 2022-04-13. Read more...