Microbiology and Immunology
Borrelia chilensis strain VA1 is a recently described South American member of the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex from Chile. Whole-genome sequencing analysis determined its linear chromosome and plasmids lp54 and cp26, confirmed its membership in the Lyme borreliosis group, and will open new research avenues regarding its pathogenic potential.
Huang, W., Ojaimi, C., Fallon, J., Travisany, D., Maass, A., Ivanova, L., Tomova, A., Gonzalez-Acuna, D., Godfrey, H., & Cabello, F. (2015). Genome Sequence of Borrelia chilensis VA1, a South American Member of the Lyme Borreliosis Group. Genome Announcements, 3 (1), e01535-14. https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.01535-14
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