|Category:||Primarily of interest in human medicin|
|Etymology:||Genus name: named after the Belgian microbiologist Jules Bordet (1870-1961), who first isolated B. pertussis.|
Species epithet: resembles pertussis (whooping cough).
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 15311 = CCUG 413 = NCTC 5952|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Small coccoid and nonmotile rods.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||Bordetella spp. does not ferment carbohydrates.|
|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...