Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Epsilonproteobacteria, Order Campylobacterales, Family Campylobacteraceae, Genus Campylobacter,
Campylobacter lanienae Logan et al. 2000.
Gram-negative, slightly spiral rods with rounded ends,1.2-2.4 μm long. Motile by a
single bipolar flagellum.
Colonies are smooth, entire, and translucent and alpha-hemolytic causing some
greening of blood agar. After 3 days of microaerobic incubation at 37 °C, colonies on
agar are 0.5 mm in diameter.
Microaerophilic, but grows weakly under anaerobic conditions. Grows at 37 ºC, 42 ºC,
but not at 25 ºC. No growth in the presence of 2% NaCl, 2% ox bile, 0.02% safranin,
KMnO4 and 1% glycine.
Isolated from the faeces of healthy individuals during a hygiene survey of abattoir workers in Switzerland.
Resistant to nalidixic acid and cephalothin.
- Don J. Brenner and J.J. Farmer III, 2001. Family I. Campylobacteraceae. In: Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Second
edition,Vol 2, part C, George M. Garrity (Editor-in-Chief), pp 1145-1168.
- J. M. Logan, A. Burnens, D. Linton, A. J. Lawson, and J. Stanley. Campylobacter lanienae sp. nov., a new species isolated from
workers in an abattoir. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol March 2000 50:865-72.
Positive results for catalase, nitrate reduction, selenite reduction & oxidase.
Negative results for urease, indoxyl acetate hydrolysis, hippurate hydrolysis, & H2S production on TSI. No carbohydrates fermentation.
(c) Costin Stoica