Borrelia

Borrelia is a genus of bacteria of the spirochete phylum. It causes borreliosis, a zoonotic, vector-borne disease transmitted primarily by ticks and some by lice, depending on the species. There are 36 known species of Borrelia. The genus was named after the French biologist Amédée Borrel.

Read more about Borrelia:  Phylogeny, Lyme Disease, Relapsing Fever, Genetics

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Infection - Tick-borne Relapsing Fever
... Other relapsing infections are acquired from other Borrelia species, which can be spread from rodents, and serve as a reservoir for the infection, via a tick vector ... Borrelia crocidurae - occurs in Egypt, Mali, Senegal, Tunisia vectors - Ornithodoros erraticus, Ornithodoros sonrai animal host - shrew (Crocidura stampflii) Borrelia duttoni ... Borrelia hermsii Borrelia hispanica Borrelia miyamotoi Borrelia parkeri Borrelia hermsii and Borrelia recurrentis cause very similar diseases ...
Borrelia Hermsii
... Borrelia hermsii is a species of Borrelia. ...
Lyme Disease - Cause
... by spirochetal bacteria from the genus Borrelia ... Because of their double-membrane envelope, Borrelia are often mistakenly described as Gram negative despite the considerable differences in their ... The Borrelia species that are Lyme-related are collectively known as Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, and show a great deal of genetic diversity ...
Spirochaetaceae
... pallidum Syphilis/bejel Yaws Treponema carateum (Pinta) Treponema denticola Borrelia Borrelia burgdorferi/Borrelia afzelii Lyme disease Erythema chronicum migrans Neuroborreliosis Borrelia ...
Borrelia - Genetics
... All members of the Borrelia genus that have been examined harbor a linear chromosome that is about 900 kbp in length as well as a plethora of both linear and circular plasmids in the 5-2 ... most of the genes that encode the differentially-expressed surface proteins that interact with Borrelia's arthropod and vertebrate hosts, are much more ...