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Species/Subspecies: Campylobacter jejuni subsp. doylei
Etymology: Genus name: a curved rod.
Species epithet: of jejunum (the middle part of the small intestine).
Subspecies epithet: named in honor of the American veterinarian L.P. Doyle.
Significance:  [Primarily in human medicine]   
Type Strain: 093 = ATCC 49349= CCUG 24567 = NCTC 11951.
Macromorphology (smell):
Gram +/Gram -:G -
Metabolism: Microaerophilic
Other Enzymes: Hippuricase + (hippurate +), urease -.
Fermentation of carbohydrates: Campylobacter spp. can neither ferment nor oxidize carbohydrates.
Spec. Char.:
Hosts: Humans
Disease (Swedish):Bakteriemi, diarré, livsmedelsburen gastroenterit (mag- och tarmkatarr).
Disease (English):Bacteremia, diarrhea, food-borne gastroenteritis.
Clinical Picture:
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
DQ174144 LMG 8843T 1341  

 Campylobacter jejuni
About 25 species have been described within in the genus Campylobacter and some of these are further divided into subspecies. This genus is closely related to the following genera: Sulfurospirillum, Arcobacter and Helicobacter. C. jejuni is closely related to C. lari and C. volucris.


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