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Species/Subspecies: Bordetella parapertussis
Etymology: Genus name: named after the Belgian microbiologist Jules Bordet (1870-1961), who first isolated B. pertussis.
Species epithet: resembles pertussis (whooping cough).
Significance:  [Primarily in human medicine]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Proteobacteria
Class
Betaproteobacteria
Order
Burkholderiales
Family
Alcaligenaceae 
Genus
Bordetella
Type Strain: ATCC 15311 = CCUG 413 = NCTC 5952
Macromorphology (smell): Small coccoid and nonmotile rods.
Micromorphology:
Gram +/Gram -:G-
Catalase/Oxidase:
Fermentation of carbohydrates: Bordetella spp. does not ferment carbohydrates.
Spec. Char.:
Hosts: Lambs
Disease:Pneumonia
Clinical Picture:
Genome Sequence:
Acc-noStrainSize (bp)Genome
NC_002928 12822 4 773 551  

16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
AF366578 B1232 1485 

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
Bordetella parapertussis  
Eight species have been described within genus Bordetella. The four species, which are described in VetBact, are very closely related.
Updated:2016-01-14

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