VetBact
VetBact logo

VetBact

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Veterinary bacteriology: information about important bacteria
Veterinary bacteriology


Species/Subspecies: Helicobacter bizzozeronii
Category: Motile
Etymology: Genus name: a helix shaped rod.
Species epithet: named after the Italian pathologist Guilio Bizzozero, who was one of the first scientists to describe spiral shaped organisms from the canine gastric tract.
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Proteobacteria
Class
Epsilonproteobacteria
Order
Campylobacterales
Family
Helicobacteraceae 
Genus
Helicobacter
Type Strain:
Macromorphology (smell):
Micromorphology: Tightly coiled helical rods (0.3 x 5-10 µm) with 10-20 bipolar flagella.
Gram +/Gram -:G -
Metabolism: Microaerophilic
Catalase/Oxidase:+/+
Other Enzymes: Urease +
Fermentation of carbohydrates: Helicobacter spp. can neither ferment nor oxidize carbohydrates. Exception: H. pylori, which can oxidize glucose to acetate.
Spec. Char.:
Disease:H. bizzozeronii has been isolated from the stomach of dogs, but is regarded as non-pathogenic.
Hosts: Dog
Clinical Picture:
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
Y09404  1421  

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 
About 35 species have been described within the genus Helicobacter, and this genus is most closely related to Campylobacter, Arcobacter and Sulfurospirillum. H. bizzozeroni is closely related to H. felis and H. salomonis.
Updated:2016-05-12

News

The revised taxonomy of the mollicutes

The revised taxonomy of mollicutes (mycoplasmas) has now been introduced on VetBact, which means that many of the species have been given new genus names or moved to another higher taxon. 

Published 2021-11-25. Read more...

Recently Updated

Recent blog posts


Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences