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.
Authors:Boinett CJ1, Harris SR1, Langridge GC1, Trainor EA2, Merkel TJ2, Parkhill J3.
Journal:Genome Announc. 2015