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Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2006 Apr;56(Pt 4):873-81.

Delineation of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato species by multilocus sequence analysis and confirmation of the delineation of Borrelia spielmanii sp. nov.

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Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, 12249 Berlin, Germany. drichter@charite.de

Abstract

To evaluate multilocus sequence analysis (MLSA) for taxonomic purposes in the delineation of species within Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, seven relevant loci of various strains for which extensive DNA-DNA reassociation data were available were sequenced. MLSA delineation proved to be fully concordant with conventional methods. Our analysis confirmed the delineation of a novel species, Borrelia spielmanii sp. nov., previously known as 'Borrelia spielmani' Richter et al. 2004, with strain PC-Eq17N5T (=DSM 16813T = CIP 108855T) as the type strain.

PMID:
16585709
DOI:
10.1099/ijs.0.64050-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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