|Etymology:||Genus name: a helix shaped rod. |
Species epithet: of a ferret.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||R85-13-6 = ATCC 43772 = CCUG 25715 = NCTC 12198.|
|Micromorphology:||Coccoid rods (0.5-1 x 3-5 µm), which have 4-8 peritrika flageller|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||Urease +|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||Helicobacter spp. can neither ferment nor oxidize carbohydrates. Exception: H. pylori, which can oxidize glucose to acetate.|
|Disease:||H. mustelae causes chronic gastritis as well as gastric and duodenal ulcers.
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||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.|
|New families introduced within the order Enterobacterales|
The order Enterobacterales (formerly called Enterobacteriales) previously consisted of bacteria with different properties and phylogenetically, these bacteria were far apart. In order for the taxonomy to be more in line with phylogeny, some of these bacteria have, therefore, been sorted into 6 new families.Published 2022-04-13. Read more...