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Species/Subspecies: Bordetella parapertussis
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]   
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.:
Disease:Pneumonia
Hosts: Lambs
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:
 
Eight species have been described within genus Bordetella. The four species, which are described in VetBact, are very closely related.
Updated:2020-11-05

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"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. 

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