Pathogen adaptation has contributed to the resurgence of pertussis. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Complete Genome Sequences of 11 Bordetella pertussis Strains Representing the Pandemic ptxP3 Lineage.
Genome Announc. 2015;3(6). Epub 2015 Nov 25. PMID: 26607899
Marieke J Bart
Pathogen adaptation has contributed to the resurgence of pertussis. To facilitate our understanding of this adaptation we report here 11 completely closed and annotated Bordetella pertussis genomes representing the pandemic ptxP3 lineage. Our analyses included six strains which do not produce the vaccine components pertactin and/or filamentous hemagglutinin.