|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 40 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.|
|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...