|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.|
|"Dear child has many names" (call it what you will...)|
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...