|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.|
|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...