Campylobacter jejuni RM1221

Names Campylobacter jejuni RM1221
Accession numbers NC_003912
Background Gram-negative, microaerophilic, flagellate, spiral bacterium, Campylobacter species are the leading cause of food-borne gastroenteritis in developed countries. Infection with C. jejuni is the most frequent antecedent to a form of neuromuscular paralysis known as Guillain-Barre syndrome. C.jejuni can be carried by healthy cattle and birds. A high percentage of sold chickens are contaminated. C.jejuni strain RM1221 was isolated from a chicken carcass. Unique features not present in strain NCTC 11168 have been identified, including the colonization of chicken skin and ceca, invasion of Caco-2 cells and unique LOS and capsule loci. (HAMAP: CAMJR)
Species:Campylobacter jejuni RM1221
Strain RM1221
Complete NA
Sequencing centre (06-JUN-2002) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
Sequencing quality NA
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method NA
Isolation site NA
Isolation country NA
Number of replicons 1
Gram staining properties Negative
Shape Spirilla
Mobility No
Flagellar presence Yes
Number of membranes 2
Oxygen requirements Microaerophilic
Optimal temperature NA
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat Multiple
Biotic relationship NA
Host name NA
Cell arrangement NA
Sporulation NA
Metabolism NA
Energy source NA
Diseases Food poisoning
Pathogenicity Probable