|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.|
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