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Bordetella

Bacteriology

Organisms and Their Biology

  1. Roger Parton BSc PhD Senior Lecturer

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0069

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Parton, R. 2010. Bordetella. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. University of Glasgow, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Division of Infection and Immunity, Glasgow, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Definition
  • 2
    Introduction
  • 3
    Classification
  • 4
    Morphology and Ultrastructure
  • 5
    Cultural Characteristics
  • 6
    Growth Requirements
  • 7
    Laboratory Isolation and Identification
  • 8
    Typing Methods
  • 9
    Biochemical Activities and Metabolism
  • 10
    Susceptibility to Antimicrobial Agents
  • 11
    Virulence Factors
  • 12
    Virulence Regulation
  • 13
    Genome Organization
  • 14
    Bacteriophages
  • 15
    Habitat and Pathogenicity

Keywords:

  • Bordetella;
  • Bordetella spp. - minute, gram-negative, nonacid-fast, nonsporing coccobacilli;
  • nucleotide sequence of pertussis toxin (PT) gene and chromosome of two insertion sequences;
  • antibodies to agglutinogens (AGG);
  • Bordet–Gengou (BG) medium;
  • serological tests, agglutination, complement fixation, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA);
  • serotyping in epidemiological investigations of B. pertussis isolates;
  • phase variation and phenotypic modulation