NC_001318:270488 Borrelia burgdorferi B31, complete genome
Host Lineage: Borrelia burgdorferi; Borrelia; Spirochaetaceae; Spirochaetales; Spirochaetes; Bacteria
General Information: This organism is the causative agent of Lyme disease, a multisystemic disease that is considered to be the most prevalent tick-born disease in North America and Europe. This organism was isolated from Ixodes scapularis in 1982. The bacterium is a microaerophilic spirochete that contains seven periplasmic flagella per cell end.