|Title||Borrelia kurtenbachii sp. nov., a widely distributed member of the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato species complex in North America|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Margos, G, Piesman, J, Lane, RS, N H Ogden, Sing, A, Straubinger, RK, Fingerle, V|
|Journal||Int J Syst Evol Microbiol|
Since Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto (hereinafter, B. burgdorferi) was described in the north-eastern USA during the early 1980s, an increasing diversity has been noted within the species complex. Here, we describe a novel genomic species, Borrelia kurtenbachii sp. nov. (type strain 25015(T) = ATCC BAA-2495(T) = DSM 26572(T)), that is prevalent in transmission cycles among vector ticks and reservoir hosts in North America.