Table 1.

Strains of B. pertussis used in this study

StrainRelevant phenotype or genotypeRefer-ence
W28Wellcome 28 (wild type) 39
BBC9BBC8prn::Km; Prn derivative of W28 38
Tohama IVirulent phase (wild type) 41
BP338Nalr derivative of Tohama I 50
BP536Streprderivative of 338 37
BP-TOX6 ptxΔ6; PT derivative of 536 37
BP348 hly-1::Tn5; HLY/Ac derivative of 338 50
BP349 hly-2::Tn5; HLY derivative of 338 50
BP101 fhaBΔ101; FHA derivative of 536 37
GR4 fhaB; FHA derivative of 536 24
B52 fim2::SacI,fim3::Kan; Fim2 Fim3derivative of 536 32
B316 fimB::Kan; Fim2Fim3 FimD derivative of 536 13
BP347 vir-1::Tn5; Vir derivative of 338 50