Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Epsilonproteobacteria, Order Campylobacterales, Family Helicobacteraceae, Genus Helicobacter,
Helicobacter brantae Fox et al. 2006.
Gram-negative, slender and slightly curved rods, 0.5 x 1.8 μm. Nonsporulating. Motile
by single sheathed ﬂagella located subterminally at each end.
Cultures grown on solid agar media (TSA with 5% sheep blood) appear as a
spreading layer. No aerobic or anaerobic growth. Microaerobic growth occurs at 37
and 42 ºC. Weak growth in 1% glycine.
Isolated from the feces of Canada geese. Sensitive to nalidixic acid. Resistant to cephalothin.
- James G. Fox, Nancy S. Taylor, Shelly Howe, Michele Tidd, Shilu Xu, Bruce J. Paster, and Floyd E. Dewhirst. Helicobacter anseris
sp. nov. and Helicobacter brantae sp. nov., Isolated from Feces of Resident Canada Geese in the Greater Boston Area.
Positive results for catalase, oxidase & indoxyl acetate hydrolysis.
Negative results for alkaline phosphatase, gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase, nitrate
reduction & urease production.
(c) Costin Stoica