|Etymology:||Genus name: bent rod.|
Species epithet: named after the Belgian microbiologist J-P Butzler.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||D2686 = ATCC 49616 = CCUG 30485 = NCTC 12481|
|Micromorphology:||Motile bent rod (0.2-0.4 x 1.0-3.0 µm)|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||DNase +, urease -|
|Biochemical Tests:||Hydrogensulfide (H2S) +, methyl red -, Voges-Proskauer -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||Arcobacter spp. cannot ferment or oxidize carbohydrates.|
|Spec. Char.:||Temperature optimum: 25-30°C|
|Hosts:||Cattle, pigs, humans|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||Genus Arcobacter consists of about 20 species and is closely related to the following genera: Campylobacter and Helicobacter.|
|New names of taxa within the classification category phylum|
During October 2021, an article was published by A. Oren och G.M. Garrity, in which new names are proposed for a number of taxa within the classification category phylum. This has resulted in many discussions in social media about whether it was really necessary to make these changes, which have created confusion among microbiologists and other professionals who come into contact with bacteriology.Published 2022-09-28. Read more...