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Species/Subspecies: Arcobacter butzleri
Category: Motile
Etymology: Genus name: bent rod.
Species epithet: named after the Belgian microbiologist J-P Butzler.
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Proteobacteria
Class
Epsilonproteobacteria
Order
Campylobacterales
Family
Campylobacteraceae 
Genus
Arcobacter
Type Strain: D2686 = ATCC 49616 = CCUG 30485 = NCTC 12481
Macromorphology (smell):
Micromorphology: Motile bent rod (0.2-0.4 x 1.0-3.0 µm)
Gram +/Gram -:G-
Metabolism: Oxygen tolerant
Catalase/Oxidase:+/?
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
Disease:diarrhea, abortion
Hosts: Cattle, pigs, humans
Clinical Picture:
Genome Sequence:
Acc-noStrainSize (bp)Genome
NC_009850 RM4018 2 341 251  

16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
AY621116 (T) 1440 

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
   
Genus Arcobacter consists of about 20 species and is closely related to the following genera: Campylobacter and Helicobacter.
Updated:2016-05-04

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