Name: Borrelia afzelii Canica et al. 1994

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. afzelii, of Afzelius, named in honor of Arvid Afzelius, a Swedish physician who was the first to report the skin lesion characteristic of Lyme borreliosis in 1909

Gender: feminine

Type strain: ATCC 51567; CIP 103469; DSM 10508; VS 461

16S rRNA gene: U78151 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Canica MM, Nato F, Du Merle L, Mazie JC, Baranton G, Postic D. Monoclonal antibodies for the identification of Borrelia afzelii sp. nov. associated with late cutaneous manifestations of Lyme borreliosis. Scand. J. Infect. Dis. 1993; 25:441-448.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 48. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1994; 44:182-183.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Borrelia Swellengrebel 1907 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Canica MM, Nato F, Du Merle L, Mazie JC, Baranton G, Postic D. Monoclonal antibodies for the identification of Borrelia afzelii sp. nov. associated with late cutaneous manifestations of Lyme borreliosis. Scand. J. Infect. Dis. 1993; 25:441-448.

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