|Etymology:||Genus name: a helix shaped rod. |
Species epithet: of a ferret.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||R85-13-6 = ATCC 43772 = CCUG 25715 = NCTC 12198.|
|Micromorphology:||Coccoid rods (0.5-1 x 3-5 µm), which have 4-8 peritrika flageller|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||Urease +|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||Helicobacter spp. can neither ferment nor oxidize carbohydrates. Exception: H. pylori, which can oxidize glucose to acetate.|
|Disease:||H. mustelae causes chronic gastritis as well as gastric and duodenal ulcers.
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 35 species have been described within the genus Helicobacter, and this genus is most closely related to Campylobacter, Arcobacter and Sulfurospirillum. H. mustelae is closely related to H. bilis, H. canis and H. hepaticus.|
|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...