Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Epsilonproteobacteria, Order Campylobacterales, Family Campylobacteraceae, Genus Campylobacter,
Campylobacter volucris Debruyne et al. 2010.
Gram-negative, nonspore-forming, curved rods. Motile by a single polar flagellum.
Grows at 42 ºC but not at 25 ºC or at room temperature (18-22 ºC). Grows on blood
agar at 37 ºC under microaerobic and anaerobic conditions, but not aerobically.
Can grow on blood agar medium containing 32 mg/l nalidixic acid, 32 mg/l
cephalothin, 4 mg/l metronidazole and 32 mg/l carbenicillin. Grows weakly on
MacConkey and potato starch agar media and on media containing 0.1% sodium
fluoride, 0.1% sodium deoxycholate, 1.0% ox bile and 0.032% methyl orange. Strains
do not grow on 0.04% triphenyl-tetrazolium chloride medium, on unsupplemented
Nutrient agar, on a minimal medium or on casein, lecithin or tyrosine media. No
growth is observed on media containing 2.0% NaCl, 1.0% glycine, 0.02% safranin,
0.001% sodium arsenite, 0.1% KMnO4, 0.005% basic fuchsin, 0.0005% crystal violet,
0.1% janus green, 0.02% pyronin or 64 mg/l cefoperazone.
Isolated from from black-headed gulls (Larus ridibundus) in Sweden.
- Lies Debruyne, Tina Broman, Sven Bergström, Björn Olsen, Stephen L. W. On, and Peter Vandamme. Campylobacter volucris sp.
nov., isolated from black-headed gulls (Larus ridibundus). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol August 2010 60:1870-1875.
Positive results for oxidase, catalase, nitrates reduction, selenite reduction.
Negative results for hippurate hydolysis, indoxyl acetate hydrolysis, alkaline phosphatase & H2S production on TSI.
(c) Costin Stoica