Paper confirms Australian variety of Borrelia in Echidna Ticks

Borrelia is a family of bacteria, a subset of which is responsible for Lyme disease. The Borrelia family also have other subsets like the Relapsing fever Borrelia and Reptilian Borrelia. While the Lyme variety of Borrelia has not been found in Australia, this paper confirms that varieties of uniquely Australian Borrelia have been identified and [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|Science|2 Comments

For people who don’t understand Borrelia

Borrelia is the name of the family , where all other members get their DNA from. As a genus-family it has the highest number of plasmids in any bacteria known so far. Plasmids are phages that are viruses that infect bacteria. It must have a brilliant immune system to keep these phages in its cytoplasm [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|Science|0 Comments