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Complete Genome Sequence of Bordetella pertussis D420.

Research paper by Christine J CJ Boinett, Simon R SR Harris, Gemma C GC Langridge, Elizabeth A EA Trainor, Tod J TJ Merkel, Julian J Parkhill

Indexed on: 13 Jun '15Published on: 13 Jun '15Published in: Genome announcements



Abstract

Bordetella pertussis is the causative agent of whooping cough, a highly contagious, acute respiratory illness that has seen resurgence despite the use of vaccines. We present the complete genome sequence of a clinical strain of B. pertussis, D420, which is representative of a currently circulating clade of this pathogen.