TABLE 1

k parameters for novel Bordetella genogroups

Reference group (no. of strains available)Closest neighborIntragroup divergenceIntergroup divergencek
B. genogroup 1 (5)B. genogroup 50.468.6418.78
B. genogroup 2 (7)B. petrii0.065.9398.83
B. genogroup 3 (8)B. genogroup 100.079.44134.86
B. genogroup 4 (3)B. genogroup 70.0711.72167.43
B. genogroup 5 (2)B. genogroup 10.108.6486.40
B. genogroup 6 (8)B. bronchiseptica I0.292.639.07
B. genogroup 7 (3)B. genogroup 40.0711.67166.71
B. genogroup 8 (2)B. genogroup 141.305.053.88
B. genogroup 9 (2)B. genogroup 30.3010.2434.13