Rejection of the name Borreliella and all proposed species comb. nov. placed therein

Gabriele Margos, Santiago Castillo-Ramirez, Sally Cutler, Ram B. Dessau, Randi Eikeland, Agustin Estrada-Peña, Alexander Gofton, Lucía Graña-Miraglia, Klaus Peter Hunfeld, Andreas Krause, Reto Lienhard, Per Eric Lindgren, Charlotte Oskam, Ivo Rudolf, Ira Schwartz, Andreas Sing, Brian Stevenson, Gary P. Wormser, Volker Fingerle

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Rejection (nomen rejiciendum) of the name Borreliella and all new combinations therein is being requested on grounds of risk to human health and patient safety (Principle 1, subprinciple 2 and Rule 56a) and violation to aim for stability of names, to avoid useless creation of names (Principle 1, subprinciple 1 and 3) and that names should not be changed without sufficient reason (Principle 9 of the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes).

Original languageEnglish
Article number004149
Pages (from-to)3577-3581
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2020

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  • Borrelia
  • Lyme disease
  • Nomenclature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics


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