Name: Borrelia Swellengrebel 1907 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: N.L. fem. n. Borrelia, named after A. Borrel, a French bacteriologist

Type species: Borrelia anserina (Sakharoff 1891) Bergey et al. 1925 (Approved Lists 1980)

Effective publication: Swellengrebel NH. Sur la cytologie comparée des spirochètes et des spirilles. Annales de l'Institut Pasteur (Paris) 1907; 21:562-586.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 43
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 43
Total number of child taxa: 48

Parent taxon: Borreliaceae Gupta et al. 2014

Assigned by: Gupta RS, Mahmood S, Adeolu M. A phylogenomic and molecular signature based approach for characterization of the phylum Spirochaetes and its major clades: proposal for a taxonomic revision of the phyum. Frontiers Microbiol 4, 217 [erratum]. Frontiers Microbiol 2013; 4:322.

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