|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]|
|Type Strain:||Hinz 591-77 = ATCC 35086 = CCUG 13726 = NCTC 12033|
|Micromorphology:||Small motile coccoid rods (0.2-0.5 x 0.5-2.0 µm).|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|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
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||Eight species have been described within genus Bordetella. The four species, which are described in VetBact, are very closely related.|
|New names of taxa within the classification category phylum|
During October 2021, an article was published by A. Oren och G.M. Garrity, in which new names are proposed for a number of taxa within the classification category phylum. This has resulted in many discussions in social media about whether it was really necessary to make these changes, which have created confusion among microbiologists and other professionals who come into contact with bacteriology.Published 2022-09-28. Read more...