A new genomic species in Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato isolated from Japanese ticks

D. Postic, J. Belfaiza, Emiko Isogai, I. Saint Girons, P. A.D. Grimont, G. Baranton

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    Abstract

    Five Borrelia strains (lka2, HO14, Cow611C, 0612 and F63B) isolated from Ixodes ovatus ticks in Japan were analysed by DNA-DNA hybridization experiments, ribotyping, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and protein electrophoresis. DNA relatedness set these strains in a new genomic species within the Borrelia burgdorferi complex; this species appears to be restricted to Japan and could be non-pathogenic for humans. The ribotype and pulsotype of strain lka2 were atypical of the new genomic species.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)467-473
    Number of pages7
    JournalResearch in Microbiology
    Volume144
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jan 1

    Keywords

    • DNA relatedness, Ribotypes, New species, Japan, Ixodes ovatus, Taxonomy
    • Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Microbiology
    • Molecular Biology

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