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Species/Subspecies: Bordetella avium
Category: Motile
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]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Proteobacteria
Class
Betaproteobacteria
Order
Burkholderiales
Family
Alcaligenaceae 
Genus
Bordetella
Type Strain: Hinz 591-77 = ATCC 35086 = CCUG 13726 = NCTC 12033
Macromorphology (smell):
Micromorphology: Small motile coccoid rods (0.2-0.5 x 0.5-2.0 µm).
Gram +/Gram -:G-
Metabolism: Obligate aerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:+/+
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
Hosts: Turkey
Clinical Picture:
Genome Sequence:
Acc-noStrainSize (bp)Genome
NC_010645 197N 3 732 255 1c + 0 

16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
AF177666 (T) 1522 

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 
Eight species have been described within genus Bordetella. The four species, which are described in VetBact, are very closely related.
Updated:2017-11-09

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