|Etymology:||Genus name: named after the Belgian microbiologist J. Bordet (1870-1961), who first isolated B. pertussis.|
Species epithet: from birds.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||Hinz 591-77 = ATCC 35086 = CCUG 13726 = NCTC 12033|
|Micromorphology:||Small motile coccoid rods (0.2-0.5 x 0.5-2.0 µm).|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||urease -|
|Biochemical Tests:||Citrate +|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||Bordetella spp. does not ferment carbohydrates.|
|Spec. Char.:||Optimal growth temperature: 35-37°C.|
|Disease:||Turkey coryza or avian bordetellosis
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||Eight species have been described within genus Bordetella. The four species, which are described in VetBact, are very closely related.|
|The revised taxonomy of the mollicutes|
The revised taxonomy of mollicutes (mycoplasmas) has now been introduced on VetBact, which means that many of the species have been given new genus names or moved to another higher taxon.Published 2021-11-25. Read more...