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Taxonomy ID: 138 (for references in articles please use NCBI:txid138)
Scientific name: Borrelia Swellengrebel 1907 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Adeolu and Gupta 2014, nom. approb. 1)
Inherited blast name: spirochetes
Rank: genus
Genetic code: Translation table 11 (Bacterial, Archaeal and Plant Plastid)
Other names:
synonym: Relapsing Fever Borrelia
Lineage( full )
cellular organisms; Bacteria; Spirochaetes; Spirochaetia; Spirochaetales; Borreliaceae
   Entrez records   
Database name Subtree links Direct links
Nucleotide 9,661 111
Protein 72,949 401
Structure 3 -
Genome 12 -
Popset 202 68
Conserved Domains 26 26
GEO Datasets 37 -
PubMed Central 10,206 10,206
Gene 8,322 -
SRA Experiments 82 -
Protein Clusters 1,026 294
Identical Protein Groups 32,108 401
Bio Project 43 2
Bio Sample 54 -
Bio Systems 871 -
Assembly 49 -
Probe 19 -
PubChem BioAssay 1 1
Taxonomy 331 1


Comments and References:

Nota BeneBorrelia (LPSN link)

Reference to PubMed documentAdeolu M & Gupta RS (2014)
Adeolu, M., and Gupta, R.S. "A phylogenomic and molecular marker based proposal for the division of the genus Borrelia into two genera: the emended genus Borrelia containing only the members of the relapsing fever Borrelia, and the genus Borreliella gen. nov. containing the members of the Lyme disease Borrelia (Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex)." Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (2014) 105:1049-1072.

Reference to PubMed documentBarbour AG et al. (2017)
Barbour, A.G., Adeolu, M., and Gupta, R.S. "Division of the genus Borrelia into two genera (corresponding to Lyme disease and relapsing fever groups) reflects their genetic and phenotypic distinctiveness and will lead to a better understanding of these two groups of microbes (Margos et al. (2016) There is inadequate evidence to support the division of the genus Borrelia. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.001717)." Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. (2017) 67:2058-2067.

Reference to PubMed documentFukunaga M et al. (1996b)
Fukunaga, M., Okada, K., Nakao, M., Konishi, T., and Sato, Y. "Phylogenetic analysis of Borrelia species based on flagellin gene sequences and its application for molecular typing of Lyme disease borreliae." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1996) 46:898-905.

Nota BeneList of Changes in Taxonomic Opinion No. 21 (2015)
"Notification of changes in taxonomic opinion previously published outside the IJSEM." Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. (2015) 65:7-10.

Reference to PubMed documentMargos G et al. (2017)
Margos, G., Marosevic, D., Cutler, S., Derdakova, M., Diuk-Wasser, M., Emler, S., Fish, D., Gray, J., Hunfeld, K.-P., Jaulhac, B., Kahl, O., Kovalev, S., Kraiczy, P., Lane, R.S., Lienhard, R., Lindgren, P.-E., Ogden, N., Ornstein, K., Rupprecht, T., Schwartz, I., Sing, A., Straubinger, R.K., Strle, F., Voordouw, M., Rizzoli, A., Stevenson, B., and Fingerle, V. "There is inadequate evidence to support the division of the genus Borrelia." Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. (2017) 67:1081-1084. [Corrigendum: Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. (2017) 67:2074.]

Reference to PubMed documentRas NM et al. (1996)
Ras, N.M., Lascola, B., Postic, D., Cutler, S.J., Rodhain, F., Baranton, G., Raoult, D. "Phylogenesis of relapsing fever Borrelia spp." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1996) 46:859-865.

Nota BeneSkerman VBD et al. (1980)
Skerman, V.B.D., McGowan, V., and Sneath, P.H.A. (editors). "Approved lists of bacterial names." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1980) 30:225-420. [No PubMed record available.]

Reference to PubMed documentStevenson B et al. (2019)
Stevenson, B., Fingerle, V., Wormser, G.P., Margos, G. "Public health and patient safety concerns merit retention of Lyme borreliosis-associated spirochetes within the genus Borrelia, and rejection of the genus novum Borreliella." Ticks Tick Borne Dis. (2019) 10:1-4. [No abstract available.]

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