|Etymology:||Genus name: named after the French bacteriologist Amédée Borrel.|
Species epithet: named after the Swedish dermatologist Arvid Afzelius (1857-1923), who first described "erythema migrans" at a dermatology congress in Stockholm in 1909.
|Old Species Name(s):||Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato|
|Type Strain:||VS461 = ATCC 51567|
|Micromorphology:||Spiral shaped (0.2-0.3 x 20-30 µm), motile and has endoflagella (axial filament)|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-, difficult to stain|
||Ixodes sp. (tick)|
|Disease:||Lyme borreliosis (Lyme disease)
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 40 different species have been described within the genus Borrelia and about half of these (among others B. afzelii and B. garinii ave been affiliated to B. burgdorferi sensu lato, which means B. burgdorferi in a wider sense. B. burgdorferi sensu stricto, in this context, means only the species B. burgdorferi.|
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For a long time, Rhodococcus hoagii was referred to Rhodococcus equi on VetBact, because we experienced some resistance to the name that is now considered to be the correct one, i.e. Rhodococcus hoagii. Now you can find the bacterium in question under the correct name in VetBact, but you can also find the bacterium when searching for the old name.Published 2021-10-10. Read more...