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.
Boinett, C. J., Harris, S. R., Langridge, G. C., Trainor, E. A., Merkel, T. J., & Parkhill, J. (2015). Complete genome sequence of Bordetella pertussis D420. Genome Announcements, 3(3). https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00657-15