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Species/Subspecies: Helicobacter suis
Etymology: Genus name: a helix shaped rod.
Species epithet: of the pig.
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Taxonomy:
PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenus
ProteobacteriaEpsilonproteobacteriaCampylobacteralesHelicobacteraceaeHelicobacter
Type Strain: HS1
Macromorphology (smell):
Micromorphology: The cell is a tightly coiled helix with up to 6 turns (2.3-6.7 x 0.9-1.2 µm) and it has 4-10 bipolar flagella.
Gram +/Gram -:G-
Metabolism: Microaerophilic
Catalase/Oxidase:-/-
Other Enzymes: Urease +
Fermentation of carbohydrates: Helicobacter spp. can neither ferment nor oxidize carbohydrates. Exception: H. pylori, which can oxidize glucose to acetate.
Spec. Char.:
Hosts: Pig
Disease (Swedish):H. suis förknippas med gastrit (magkatarr) och sårbildning i magen.
Disease (English):H. suis is associated with gastritis and ulcuration in the stomach.
Clinical Picture:
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
EF204589 HS1T 1451  

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 Helicobacter suis
About 35 species have been described within the genus Helicobacter, and this genus is most closely related to Campylobacter, Arcobacter and Sulfurospirillum. H. suis is closely related to H. heilmanni and other species (see phylogenetic tree in Fig. 244:1).
Reference(s): No. 126
Updated:2016-05-12
 

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