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Species/Subspecies: Campylobacter fetus subsp. fetus
Category: Motile
Etymology: Genus name: a curved rod.
Species epithet: of a fruit.
Subspecies epithet: see Species epithet.
Significance:  [Very important]   
Old Species Name(s):Vibrio fetus
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Proteobacteria
Class
Epsilonproteobacteria
Order
Campylobacterales
Family
Campylobacteraceae 
Genus
Campylobacter
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-
Metabolism: Microaerophilic
Catalase/Oxidase:+/+
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.
Disease:Abortion, enteritis
Hosts: Cattle, sheep
Clinical Picture:
Genome Sequence:
Acc-noStrainSize (bp)Genome
NC_008599 82-40 1 773 615 1c + 0 

16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
DQ174127 ATCC 27374T 1343 

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
   
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.
Updated:2020-09-27

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