Name: Borrelia tanukii Fukunaga et al. 1997

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: N.L. gen. masc. n. tanukii, of/from tanuki, named after Ixodes tanuki, from which the organism was isolated

Gender: feminine

Type strain: ATCC BAA-127; Hk501; JCM 9662

16S rRNA gene: D67023 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Fukunaga M, Hamase A, Okada K, Nakao M. Borrelia tanukii sp. nov. and Borrelia turdae sp. nov. found from ixodid ticks in Japan: rapid species identification by 16S rRNA gene-targeted PCR analysis. Microbiol Immunol 1996; 40:877-881.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 63. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:1274.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Borrelia Swellengrebel 1907 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Fukunaga M, Hamase A, Okada K, Nakao M. Borrelia tanukii sp. nov. and Borrelia turdae sp. nov. found from ixodid ticks in Japan: rapid species identification by 16S rRNA gene-targeted PCR analysis. Microbiol Immunol 1996; 40:877-881.

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Record number: 783537