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Species/Subspecies: Borrelia coriaceae
Category: Motile
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]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Spirochaetes
Class
Spirochaetia
Order
Spirochaetales
Family
Spirochaetaceae 
Genus
Borrelia
Type Strain: Co53 = ATCC 43381.
Macromorphology (smell):
Micromorphology: Borrelia spp. have a planar flat-wave morphology.
Gram +/Gram -:G-, but difficult to stain.
Metabolism: Microaerophilic.
Catalase/Oxidase:
Spec. Char.:
Vector: Soft tick (Ornithodoros dugesi).
Disease:Is assumed to cause epizootic bovine abortion in USA.
Hosts: Cattle and deer.
Clinical Picture:
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
U42286 Co53T 1519  

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. 234:1.
Updated:2016-02-10

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