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Species/Subspecies: Helicobacter mustelae
Category: Motile
Etymology: Genus name: a helix shaped rod.
Species epithet: of a ferret.
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Proteobacteria
Class
Epsilonproteobacteria
Order
Campylobacterales
Family
Helicobacteraceae 
Genus
Helicobacter
Type Strain: R85-13-6 = ATCC 43772 = CCUG 25715 = NCTC 12198.
Macromorphology (smell):
Micromorphology: Coccoid rods (0.5-1 x 3-5 µm), which have 4-8 peritrika flageller
Gram +/Gram -:G-
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.:
Disease:H. mustelae causes chronic gastritis as well as gastric and duodenal ulcers.
Hosts: Ferret
Clinical Picture:
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
M35048 ATCC 43772T 1481  

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 
About 35 species have been described within the genus Helicobacter, and this genus is most closely related to Campylobacter, Arcobacter and Sulfurospirillum. H. mustelae is closely related to H. bilis, H. canis and H. hepaticus.
Updated:2016-05-12

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