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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.
Class b - Proteobacteria
Bergey's Manual Volume 2: The Proteobacteria