Campylobacter rectus

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Campylobacter rectus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Epsilonproteobacteria
Order: Campylobacterales
Family: Campylobacteraceae
Genus: Campylobacter
Species: 'C. rectus'
Binomial name
Campylobacter rectus

Vandamme et al. 1991

Campylobacter rectus is a species of Campylobacter. It is implicated as a pathogen in chronic periodontitis which can induce bone loss. This motile bacillus is a gram negative, facultative anaerobe.

Further reading[edit]

  • Arce, R.M.; Diaz, P.I.; Barros, S.P.; Galloway, P.; Bobetsis, Y.; Threadgill, D.; Offenbacher, S. (March 2010). "Characterization of the invasive and inflammatory traits of oral Campylobacter rectus in a murine model of fetoplacental growth restriction and in trophoblast cultures". Journal of Reproductive Immunology 84 (2): 145–153. doi:10.1016/j.jri.2009.11.003.