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Resemblance and divergence: the "new" members of the genus Bordetella.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20390299     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bordetella pertussis, the etiological agent of whooping cough, belongs to the bacterial pathogens first described in the so-called golden era of microbiology more than 100 years ago. In the course of the following decades, several other closely related pathogens were described which are nowadays classified in the genus Bordetella together with B. pertussis. These are the human and animal pathogens B. parapertussis, B. bronchiseptica and B. avium which are of high medical or veterinary interest, and which, together with B. pertussis, are referred to as the "classical" Bordetella species. Only in the past 15 years, several additional species were classified in the genus, frequently isolated from patients with underlying disease, animals or from the environment. Very little is known about most of these bacteria. In the present review, the current knowledge about these "new" Bordetella species is briefly summarized.
Roy Gross; Kristina Keidel; Karin Schmitt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical microbiology and immunology     Volume:  199     ISSN:  1432-1831     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Microbiol. Immunol.     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-20     Completed Date:  2010-10-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0314524     Medline TA:  Med Microbiol Immunol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  155-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Lehrstuhl für Mikrobiologie, Biozentrum, Universität Würzburg, Am Hubland, Würzburg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Bordetella / classification*,  genetics*,  isolation & purification,  pathogenicity
Bordetella Infections / microbiology*,  veterinary*
Environmental Microbiology*
Genetic Variation*

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