Campylobacter jejuni subsp. jejuni 81-176

Names Campylobacter jejuni subsp. jejuni 81-176
Accession numbers NC_008770, NC_008787, NC_008790
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. (HAMAP: CAMJE)
Strain 81-176
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (10-JAN-2007) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
(21-DEC-2006) The Institute for Genomic Research, 9712 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method Sanger
Isolation site Diarrheic patient in 1977
Isolation country NA
Number of replicons 3
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 Free living
Host name Homo sapiens
Cell arrangement Chains, Singles
Sporulation Nonsporulating
Metabolism NA
Energy source Heterotroph
Diseases Food poisoning
Pathogenicity Yes