Genome Announc. 2013 May 2;1(2):e0005613. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00056-13.
Draft Genome Sequences of Bordetella holmesii Strains from Blood (F627) and Nasopharynx (H558).
Tatti KM, Loparev VN, Ranganathanganakammal S, Changayil S, Frace M, Weil MR, Sammons S, Maccannell D, Mayer LW, Tondella ML.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Bacterial Diseases, Meningitis and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Bordetella holmesii, a human pathogen, can confound the diagnosis of respiratory illness caused by Bordetella pertussis. We present the draft genome sequences of two B. holmesii isolates, one from blood, F627, and one from the nasopharynx, H558. Interestingly, important virulence genes that are present in B. pertussis are not found in B. holmesii.
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