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Species/Subspecies: Arcobacter skirrowii
Categories: Causes hemolysis; motile
Etymology: Genus name: bent rod.
Species epithet: in honor of the British microbiologist Martin B. Skirrow, who was the first to describe a simple isolation method for Campylobacter jejuni.
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Proteobacteria
Class
Epsilonproteobacteria
Order
Campylobacterales
Family
Campylobacteraceae 
Genus
Arcobacter
Type Strain: Skirrow 449/80 = ATCC 51132= CCUG 10374 = NCTC 12713.
Macromorphology (smell):
Micromorphology: Small bent rods (0.2-0.4 x 1-3 µm) with one polar flagellum and with rapid darting motility.
Gram +/Gram -:G -
Metabolism: Microaerophilic
Catalase/Oxidase:+/?
Other Enzymes: Hippuricase -, urease -
Biochemical Tests: Methyl red -, Voges-Proskauer -
Fermentation of carbohydrates: Arcobacter spp. cannot ferment or oxidize carbohydrates.
Spec. Char.:
Disease:Is present in prepuce and has been isolated from aborted foetuses. Pathogenicity has not been proved.
Hosts: Cattle, sheep and pigs.
Clinical Picture:
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
L14625 CCUG 10374T 1462  

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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