Species "Candidatus Borrelia johnsonii"

Name: "Candidatus Borrelia johnsonii" Schwan et al. 2009

Category: Species

Proposed as: Candidatus

Etymology: john.so’ni.i. N.L. gen. masc. n. johnsonii, of Johnson, named after the American molecular taxonomist John L. Johnson, who undertook extensive studies on the genetic relationships between oral actinomyces

Gender: feminine

Original publication: Schwan TG, Raffel SJ, Schrumpf ME, Gill JS, Piesman J. Characterization of a novel relapsing fever spirochete in the midgut, coxal fluid and salivary glands of the bat tick Carios kelleyi. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 2009; 9:643-647.

Nomenclatural status: not validly published

Parent taxon: Borrelia Swellengrebel 1907 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Schwan TG, Raffel SJ, Schrumpf ME, Gill JS, Piesman J. Characterization of a novel relapsing fever spirochete in the midgut, coxal fluid and salivary glands of the bat tick Carios kelleyi. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 2009; 9:643-647.

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Record number: 9439