Taxon DOI
Moreno-López 1952 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. von Wintzingerode et al. 2001
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
De Ley et al. 1986
(Bergey et al. 1923) Moreno-López 1952 (Approved Lists 1980)
Kersters et al. 1984
Vandamme et al. 2015
(Ferry 1912) Moreno-López 1952 (Approved Lists 1980)
Vandamme et al. 2015
Vandamme et al. 1995
Weyant et al. 1995
Tazato et al. 2015
(Eldering and Kendrick 1938) Moreno-López 1952 (Approved Lists 1980)
von Wintzingerode et al. 2001
Ivanov et al. 2016
Vandamme et al. 2015
Vandamme et al. 1996
Tazato et al. 2015
Tazato et al. 2015
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this genus within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  (None 2015) Woese et al. 1990
  (sic) Garrity et al. 2021
  Garrity et al. 2006 emend. Boden et al. 2017
  Garrity et al. 2006
  De Ley et al. 1986
  Moreno-López 1952 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. von Wintzingerode et al. 2001

The taxonomy from the rank of class and below is based upon currently published taxonomic opinion. For a complete taxonomy, refer to The Taxonomic Outline of Bacteria and Archaea, Release 7.7.
When referring to this Abstract, please use its Digital Object Identifier and cite NamesforLife.
Taxon Abstract for the genus Bordetella Moreno-López 1952 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. von Wintzingerode et al. 2001. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on October 13, 2016.


  1. Moreno-López M. El genero Bordetella. Microbiologia 1952; 5:177-181.
  2. von Wintzingerode F, Schattke A, Siddiqui RA, Rösick U, Göbel UB, Gross R. Bordetella petrii sp. nov., isolated from an anaerobic bioreactor, and emended description of the genus Bordetella. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001; 51:1257-1265. [PubMed].
  3. Kersters K, Hinz KH, Hertle A, Segers P, Lievens A, Siegmann O, de Ley J. Bordetella avium sp. nov., isolated from the respiratory tracts of turkeys and other birds. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1984; 34:56-70.
  4. Ivanov YV, Linz B, Register KB, Newman JD, Taylor DL, Boschert KR, Le Guyon S, Wilson EF, Brinkac LM, Sanka R, Greco SC, Klender PM, Losada L, Harvill ET. Identification and taxonomic characterization of Bordetella pseudohinzii sp. nov. isolated from laboratory-raised mice. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:5452-5459. [PubMed].
  5. Vandamme P, Heyndrickx M, Vancanneyt M, Hoste B, De Vos P, Falsen E, Kersters K, Hinz KH. Bordetella trematum sp. nov., isolated from wounds and ear infections in humans, and reassessment of Alcaligenes denitrificans Rüger and Tan 1983. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1996; 46:849-858. [PubMed].
  6. Weyant RS, Hollis DG, Weaver RE, Amin MFM, Steigerwalt AG, O'Connor SP, Whitney AM, Daneshvar MI, Moss CW, Brenner DJ. Bordetella holmesii sp. nov., a new gram-negative species associated with septicemia. J Clin Microbiol 1995; 33:1-7.
  7. Vandamme P, Hommez J, Vancanneyt M, Monsieurs M, Hoste B, Cookson B, Wirsing von König CH, Kersters K, Blackall PJ. Bordetella hinzii sp. nov., isolated from poultry and humans. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1995; 45:37-45. [PubMed].
  8. Vandamme PA, Peeters C, Cnockaert M, Inganäs E, Falsen E, Moore ERB, Nunes OC, Manaia CM, Spilker T, LiPuma JJ. Bordetella bronchialis sp. nov., Bordetella flabilis sp. nov. and Bordetella sputigena sp. nov., isolated from human respiratory specimens, and reclassification of Achromobacter sediminum (Zhang et al. 2014) as Verticia sediminum gen. nov., comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:3674-3682. [PubMed].
  9. De Ley J, Segers P, Kersters K, Mannheim W, Lievens A. Intra- and intergeneric similarities of the Bordetella ribosomal ribonucleic acid cistrons: proposal for a new family, Alcaligenaceae. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1986; 36:405-414.
  10. Tazato N, Handa Y, Nishijima M, Kigawa R, Sano C, Sugiyama J. Novel environmental species isolated from the plaster wall surface of mural paintings in the Takamatsuzuka tumulus: Bordetella muralis sp. nov., Bordetella tumulicola sp. nov. and Bordetella tumbae sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:4830-4838. [PubMed].