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Description of Bordetella

Gram-negative, small coccobacilli. They are obligate aerobes and fail to ferment carbohydrates such as glucose. Most members have adapted to live in close association with higher organisms, either as overt primary pathogens or in commensal associations that occasionally result in opportunistic diseases. Includes causative agent of whooping cough in humans. 


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