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Species/Subspecies: Helicobacter salomonis
Category: Motile
Etymology: Genus name: a helix shaped rod.
Species epithet: named after the German scientist Hugo Salomon, who was one of the first workers to describe three spiral shaped, but morphologically distinct bacteria from the canine gastric mucosa.
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Proteobacteria
Class
Epsilonproteobacteria
Order
Campylobacterales
Family
Helicobacteraceae 
Genus
Helicobacter
Type Strain: Inkinen = CCUG 37845
Macromorphology (smell):
Micromorphology: Loosely helical or curved rods(0.8-1.2 x 5-7 µm) that have 10-23 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. salomonis has been isolated from the gastric mucosa of healthy dogs. Pathogenicity not known.
Hosts: Dog
Clinical Picture:
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
U89351 InkinenT 1441  

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. salomonis is closely related to H. felis and H. bizzozeroni.
Updated:2016-05-12

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