Draft Genome Sequence of a Bordetella pertussis Strain with the Virulence-Associated Allelic Variant ptxP3, Isolated in Italy.

Despite a universal immunization program, pertussis has persisted and resurged, and is of particular concern for infants in terms of morbidity and mortality. Here, we report the genome sequence of a Bordetella pertussis strain with the virulence-associated allelic variant ptxP3, isolated from a 45-day-old infant.

Authors:Anselmo A1, Buttinelli G2, Ciammaruconi A1, Midulla F3, Nicolai A3, Fortunato A1, Palozzi A1, Fillo S1, Lista F1, Stefanelli P4.
Journal:Genome Announc. 2015
Link:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26358588