Name: Borreliella Adeolu and Gupta 2015

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology:’li.el’la. N.L. fem. dim. n. Borreliella, named after Amédée Borrel, a French bacteriologist

Gender: feminine

Type species: Borreliella burgdorferi (Johnson et al. 1984) Adeolu and Gupta 2015

Effective publication: Adeolu M, Gupta RS. 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.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Validation list no. 163. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:1105-1111.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Borrelia Swellengrebel 1907 (Approved Lists 1980)


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 16
Total number of child taxa: 19

Parent taxon: Borreliaceae Gupta et al. 2014

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Record number: 518708