Campylobacter coli

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Campylobacter coli
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Epsilonproteobacteria
Order: Campylobacterales
Family: Campylobacteraceae
Genus: Campylobacter
Species: C. coli
Binomial name
Campylobacter coli
(Doyle, 1948) Véron and Chatelain, 1973

Campylobacter coli is a Gram-negative, microaerophilic, non-endospore forming, S-shaped bacterial species within genus Campylobacter.[1]

Human infection[edit]

At least a dozen species of Campylobacter have been implicated in human disease (Campylobacteriosis), with C. jejuni and C. coli the most common. In humans, 85% to 95% of infections by the Campylobacter species involve C. jejuni, while C. coli is involved in a majority of the other cases.[1] The bacterium is also found in cattle, swine and birds. Similar to the C. jejuni, C. coli has the ability to cause enteritis with symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloody stool and fever. These symptoms are caused, in part, by a secreted cytolethal distending toxin.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Lansing M. Prescott, John P. Harley, and Donald A. Klein, 2005. Campylobacter. Microbiology 6th Edition 430-433, 500.
  2. ^ National Center for Biotechnology Information, 2007. Genome Project. National Center for Biotechnology Information Web Site