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Species/Subspecies: Campylobacter lari
Etymology: Genus name: a curved rod.
Species epithet: of a gull.
Significance:  [Primarily in human medicine]   
Old Species Name(s):Campylobacter laridis
Type Strain: ATCC 35221 = CCUG 23947 = NCTC 11352.
Macromorphology (smell):
Campylobacter lari 
Micromorphology: Small (0.3 x 1.7-2.4 µm) S-shaped or helical motile rods.
Gram +/Gram -:G-
Metabolism: Microaerophilic
Other Enzymes: Urease V
Biochemical Tests: Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) +
Fermentation of carbohydrates: Campylobacter spp. can neither ferment nor oxidize carbohydrates.
Spec. Char.: Thermotolerant. Does not grow at 25°C, but at 42°C.
Special Media:
Campylobacter lari 
Hosts: Dogs, birds and shellfish
Reservoir: Faeces from healthy gulls, other birds and dogs.
Disease (Swedish):Kan ge enterit hos människa.
Disease (English):May cause enteritis i humans
Clinical Picture:
Diagnostics:Direct culture on selective media or culture after selective enrichment. Confirmation by MALDI-TOF, PCR or other molecular methods. Biochemical tests can also be used for confirmation.
Genome Sequence:
Acc-noStrainSize (bp)Genome
NZ_AAFK00000000 RM2100 1 562 000 1c + 1c 

16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
L04316 (T) 1459  

 Campylobacter lari
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. lari is closely related to C.jejuni, C. hyointestinalis, C. fetus and C. coli.

Findings of thermophilic Campylobacter in poultry are in Sweden notifiable to the Swedish Board of Agriculture and the County Administrative Board.

In Sweden, human campylobacteriosis is notifiable to the Public Health Agency of Sweden.


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