|Species/Subspecies:||Campylobacter fetus subsp. venerealis|
|Categories:||Motile; notifiable diseases and bacteria|
|Etymology:||Genus name: a curved rod. |
Species epithet: of a fruit.
Subspecies epithet: of Venus (the goddess of love).
|Alternative Species Name(s):||Vibrio fetus subsp. venerealis|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 19438 = CCUG 538 and 33899 = NCTC 10354.|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Small rough colonies (1-2 mm i diameter) with irregular edge. Opaque and with to tan.|
|Micromorphology:||Curved or helical and motile rod (0.2-0.3 x 1.5-5.0 µm).|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||Hippuricase - (hippurat -), urease -|
|Biochemical Tests:||Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) - (cf. other Campylobacter spp.)|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||Campylobacter spp. can neither ferment nor oxidize carbohydrates.|
|Spec. Char.:||Optimal growth temperature: about 37°C.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 25 species have been described within in the genus Campylobacter and some of these are further divided into subspecies. This genus is closely related to the following genera: Sulfurospirillum, Arcobacter and Helcobacter.C. fetus is closely related to C.jejuni, C. hyointestinalis, C. coli and C. lari.|
|Legislation:||Bovine genital campylobacterios is a notifiable disease in Sweden and should be reported to the Swedish Board of Agriculture.|
|New names of taxa within the classification category phylum|
During October 2021, an article was published by A. Oren och G.M. Garrity, in which new names are proposed for a number of taxa within the classification category phylum. This has resulted in many discussions in social media about whether it was really necessary to make these changes, which have created confusion among microbiologists and other professionals who come into contact with bacteriology.Published 2022-09-28. Read more...