Borrelia kurtenbachii sp. nov., a widely distributed member of the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato species complex in North America

TitleBorrelia kurtenbachii sp. nov., a widely distributed member of the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato species complex in North America
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsMargos, G, Piesman, J, Lane, RS, N H Ogden, Sing, A, Straubinger, RK, Fingerle, V
JournalInt J Syst Evol Microbiol
Volume64
Start Page128
IssuePt. 1
Date Published01/2014
Abstract

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.

URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24048870
DOI10.1099/ijs.0.054593-0