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Glycine and Serine Metabolism in C. jejuni NCTC11168

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The Gram-negative, slender spiral-shaped, motile, asaccharolytic bacterium C. jejuni (Campylobacter jejuni) is commensal in cattle, swine, and birds. Campylobacteriosis is the illness caused by C. jejuni and is often known as Campylobacter Enteritis or human bacterial Gastroenteritis. Typical symptoms of C. jejuni foodborne illness include severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, nausea, headache, and muscle pain. C. jejuni grows best at the body temperature of a bird, and seems to be well adapted to birds, which carry it without becoming ill. The bacterium is fragile. It cannot tolerate drying and can be killed by oxygen. It grows only if there is less than the atmospheric amounts [...]


1.Campylobacter jejuni bacteriemia associated with acute pancreatitis.
Ruiz P, Obregon F, Ortiz de Zarate J, Cabezudo P, Polo F, Marce L, Blanco S, Gorrino O, Bolado AG, Lecumberri I, Orive V.
Rev. Esp. Enferm. Dig. 2005 May;97(5):383-4.
2.A large outbreak of campylobacteriosis associated with a municipal water supply in Finland.
Kuusi M, Nuorti JP, Hanninen ML, Koskela M, Jussila V, Kela E, Miettinen I, Ruutu P.
Epidemiol. Infect. 2005 Aug;133(4):593-601.
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