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What you should know:

Bordetella are Gram-negative aerobic rods common to the human body. They are chemoheterotrophs, and a few strains are pathogenic (whooping cough). The pathogen, B. pertussis, produces pertussis toxin, a compound that inhibits the host cell's G-proteins.


Domain Bacteria

    Phylum Proteobacteria

        Class b - Proteobacteria

Bergey's Manual Volume 2: The Proteobacteria