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Microbes Infect. 2001 Jan;3(1):61-72.

Evolutionary trends in the genus Bordetella.

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Lehrstuhl für Mikrobiologie, Theodor-Boveri-Institut, Biozentrum, Universität Würzburg, Am Hubland, D-97074, Würzburg, Germany.

Abstract

The genus Bordetella comprises seven species with pathogenic potential for different host organisms. This article attempts to review our current knowledge about the systematics and evolution of this important group of pathogens, their relationship to environmental microorganisms and about molecular mechanisms of host adaptation.

PMID:
11226855
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