|Etymology:||Genus name: a curved rod. |
Species epithet: from Switzerland (where it was first isolated.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 51209= CCUG 30682 = NCTC 12470.|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Translucent and flat colonies, which are pinpoint to 0.5 mm in diameter on blood agar after 48 h.|
|Micromorphology:||Curved (seagull wing shaped) or spiral shaped small motile rods (0.2 x 1.5-3 µm) with two bipolar flagella. The motility is darting and rapid.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G -|
|Other Enzymes:||Hippuricase - (hippurate -), urease -.|
|Biochemical Tests:||Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||Campylobacter spp. can neither ferment nor oxidize carbohydrates.|
|Reservoir:||Domestic cats, but also dogs.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 40 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. helveticus is closely related to C. upsaliensis and C. avium.|
|Dissertation with bacteriological connection|
On Friday, November 24, at 09:15 Madeleine Moazzami defends her thesis with the title: "Foodborne bacteria in slaughterhouses with focus on cleaning and disinfection". The defense takes place in Lennart Kennes hall, BioCentrum, campus Ultuna. All interested parties are welcome to attend.Published 2023-11-20. Read more...