|Species/Subspecies:||Campylobacter fetus subsp. fetus|
|Etymology:||Genus name: a curved rod. |
Species epithet: of a fruit.
Subspecies epithet: see Species epithet.
|Alternative Species Name(s):||Vibrio fetus|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 27374 = CCUG 6823 A = NCTC 10842.|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Small colorless to cream-colored colonies (about 1 mm in diameter).|
|Micromorphology:||Curved or helical rod (0.2-0.3 x 1.5-5.0 µm). Highly motile with a corkscrew-like motion.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||Hippuricase - (= hippurat -), urease -|
|Biochemical Tests:||Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) +|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||Campylobacter spp. can neither ferment nor oxidize carbohydrates.|
|Spec. Char.:||Optimal growth temperature: about 37°C.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||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 Helcobacter. C. fetus is closely related to C.jejuni, C. hyointestinalis, C. coli and C. lari.|
|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...