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Complete genome sequences of Bordetella pertussis isolates with novel pertactin-deficient deletions.

Authors: Weigand, Michael R and Peng, Yanhui and Cassiday, Pamela K and Loparev, Vladimir N and Johnson, Taccara and Juieng, Phalasy and Nazarian, Elizabeth J and Weening, Keeley and Tondella, M Lucia and Williams, Margaret M

Clinical isolates of the respiratory pathogen Bordetella pertussis in the United States have become predominantly deficient for the acellular vaccine immunogen pertactin through various independent mutations. Here, we report the complete genome sequences for four B. pertussis isolates that harbor novel deletions responsible for pertactin deficiency.

Journal: Genome announcements
DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00973-17
Year: 2017

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