|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.|
|"Dear child has many names" (call it what you will...)|
For a long time, Rhodococcus hoagii was referred to Rhodococcus equi on VetBact, because we experienced some resistance to the name that is now considered to be the correct one, i.e. Rhodococcus hoagii. Now you can find the bacterium in question under the correct name in VetBact, but you can also find the bacterium when searching for the old name.Published 2021-10-10. Read more...