|Categories:||Motile; notifiable diseases and bacteria|
|Etymology:||Genus name: a curved rod. |
Species epithet: of Uppsala, where the bacterium was first described at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).
|Type Strain:||C231 = ATCC 43954 = CCUG 14913 = NCTC 11541.|
||Small pinpoint like colonies, which are non-hemolytic and swarm on moist agar.|
|Micromorphology:||Curved or helical and motile rod (0.3-0.4 x 1.2-3.0 µm).|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||Hippuricase - (= hippurate -), urease -|
|Biochemical Tests:||Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) +|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||Campylobacter spp. can neither ferment nor oxidize carbohydrates.|
|Spec. Char.:||Thermotolerant. Does not grow at 25°C, but at 42°C.|
|Reservoir:||Dogs and cats|
|Hosts:||Dog? cat? and humans?|
|Diagnostics:||Direct culture on selective media or culture after selective enrichment. Confirmation by MALDI-TOF, PCR or other molecular methods. Biochemical tests can also be used for confirmation.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||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 Helcobacter. C. upsaliensis is closely related to C. helveticus and C. avium.|
In Sweden, human campylobacteriosis is notifiable to the Public Health Agency of Sweden.
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