Campylobacter concisus

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Campylobacter bacteria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Epsilonproteobacteria
Order: Campylobacterales
Family: Campylobacteraceae
Genus: Campylobacter
Sebald and Véron 1963

Campylobacter (meaning 'twisted bacteria') is a genus of bacteria that are Gram-negative, spiral, and microaerophilic. Motile, with either unipolar or bipolar flagella, the organisms have a characteristic spiral/corkscrew appearance (see photo) and are oxidase-positive.[1]

C. concicus has been implicated in the induction of Crohn's disease.[2]


  1. ^ Ryan KJ; Ray CG (editors) (2004). Sherris Medical Microbiology (4th ed.). McGraw Hill. pp. 378–80. ISBN 0-8385-8529-9. 
  2. ^ N. O. Kaakoush, A. S. Day, K. D. Huinao, S. T. Leach, D. A. Lemberg, S. E. Dowd, H. M. Mitchell. Microbial Dysbiosis in Pediatric Patients with Crohn's Disease. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2012; 50 (10): 3258 DOI: 10.1128/JCM.01396-12