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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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"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. 

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