|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]|
|Type Strain:||Skirrow 449/80 = ATCC 51132= CCUG 10374 = NCTC 12713.|
|Micromorphology:||Small bent rods (0.2-0.4 x 1-3 µm) with one polar flagellum and with rapid darting motility.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G -|
|Other Enzymes:||Hippuricase -, urease -|
|Biochemical Tests:||Methyl red -, Voges-Proskauer -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||Arcobacter spp. cannot ferment or oxidize carbohydrates.|
|Disease:||Is present in prepuce and has been isolated from aborted foetuses. Pathogenicity has not been proved.
|Hosts:||Cattle, sheep and pigs.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||Genus Arcobacter consists of about 20 species and is closely related to the following genera: Campylobacter and Helicobacter.|
|Dissertation with bacteriological connection|
On Friday, November 24, at 09:15 Madeleine Moazzami defends her thesis with the title: "Foodborne bacteria in slaughterhouses with focus on cleaning and disinfection". The defense takes place in Lennart Kennes hall, BioCentrum, campus Ultuna. All interested parties are welcome to attend.Published 2023-11-20. Read more...