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Campylobacter and Arcobacter

Bacteriology

Organisms and Their Biology

  1. Olivier Vandenberg MD1,
  2. Martin B. Skirrow MB PhD FRCPath2,
  3. Jean-Paul Butzler MD PhD Professor of Clinical Microbiology and Epidemiology3

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0060

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Vandenberg, O., Skirrow, M. B. and Butzler, J.-P. 2010. Campylobacter and Arcobacter. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Saint-Pierre University Hospital, Department of Microbiology, Brussels, Belgium

  2. 2

    Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Honorary Emeritus Consultant Microbiologist, Health Protection Agency Laboratory, Gloucester, UK

  3. 3

    Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Department of Human Ecology, Faculty of Medicine, Brussels, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Campylobacter
  • 2
    Definition
  • 3
    Historical Perspective and Classification
  • 4
    Habitat
  • 5
    Morphology
  • 6
    Cultural Characteristics, Metabolism, and Growth Requirements
  • 7
    Genetics
  • 8
    Cell-Wall Composition and Antigenic Properties
  • 9
    Laboratory Isolation and Identification
  • 10
    Susceptibility to Antimicrobial Agents
  • 11
    Typing Methods
  • 12
    Pathogenicity and Virulence Factors
  • 13
    Summarized Descriptions of Species of Campylobacter
  • 14
    Arcobacter
  • 15
    Definition
  • 16
    History and Classification
  • 17
    Habitat
  • 18
    Cultural Characteristics and Growth Requirements
  • 19
    Genetics
  • 20
    Cell-Wall Composition and Antigenic Properties
  • 21
    Laboratory Isolation and Identification
  • 22
    Typing Methods
  • 23
    Susceptibility to Antimicrobial Agents
  • 24
    Pathogenicity
  • 25
    Summarized Descriptions of Arcobacter Species

Keywords:

  • Campylobacter and Arcobacter;
  • Campylobacter organisms-slender, spirally curved, nonspore-forming, gram-negative rods;
  • Campylobacter fetus from-48-h blood agar culture;
  • Campylobacters-strictly microaerophilic, not growing in air on primary isolation;
  • susceptibility to physical and chemical agents;
  • C. jejuni-sensitive to c-radiation as Salmonellae;
  • LPS (heat-stable) antigens;
  • ‘Thermophilic’ campylobacters