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Species/Subspecies: Campylobacter jejuni subsp. doylei
Category: Primarily of interest in human medicin
Etymology: Genus name: a curved rod.
Species epithet: of jejunum (the middle part of the small intestine).
Subspecies epithet: named in honor of the American veterinarian L.P. Doyle.
Significance:  [Important]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Proteobacteria
Class
Epsilonproteobacteria
Order
Campylobacterales
Family
Campylobacteraceae 
Genus
Campylobacter
Type Strain: 093 = ATCC 49349= CCUG 24567 = NCTC 11951.
Macromorphology (smell):
Micromorphology:
Gram +/Gram -:G -
Metabolism: Microaerophilic
Catalase/Oxidase:(+)/+
Other Enzymes: Hippuricase + (hippurate +), urease -.
Fermentation of carbohydrates: Campylobacter spp. can neither ferment nor oxidize carbohydrates.
Spec. Char.:
Disease:Bacteremia, diarrhea, food-borne gastroenteritis.
Hosts: Humans
Clinical Picture:
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
DQ174144 LMG 8843T 1341  

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 Helicobacter. C. jejuni is closely related to C. lari and C. volucris.
Updated:2020-11-05

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