Name: Borrelia maritima Margos et al. 2020

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: ma.ri’ti.ma L. fem. adj. maritima, maritime, because the type strain was isolated from a tick collected in a maritime-influenced climatic zone of California

Gender: feminine

Type strain: ATCC TSD-160; CA690; DSM 107169; TSD-160

16S rRNA gene: MN095518 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Margos G, Fedorova N, Becker NS, Kleinjan JE, Marosevic D, Krebs S, Hui L, Fingerle V, Lane RS. Borrelia maritima sp. nov., a novel species of the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex, occupying a basal position to North American species. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:849-856.

IJSEM list: Oren A, Garrity GM. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 70, part 2 of the IJSEM. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:2967-2971.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Parent taxon: Borrelia Swellengrebel 1907 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Margos G, Fedorova N, Becker NS, Kleinjan JE, Marosevic D, Krebs S, Hui L, Fingerle V, Lane RS. Borrelia maritima sp. nov., a novel species of the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex, occupying a basal position to North American species. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:849-856.

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Record number: 5764