|Etymology:||Genus name: a helix shaped rod. |
Species epithet: of liver.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||Hh-2 = ATCC 51448 = CCUG 33637.|
|Micromorphology:||Motile rod (0.2-0.3 x 1.5-5.0 µm), which is curved to spiral shaped, and has two bipolar flagella.|
|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:||Chronic hepatitis, liver cancer (hepatocarcinoma) and inflammatory bowel disease.
|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. hepaticus is closely related to H. canis and H. bilis.|
|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...