Campylobacter volucris sp. nov., isolated from black-headed gulls (Larus ridibundus)

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2010 Aug;60(Pt 8):1870-1875. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.013748-0. Epub 2009 Sep 18.


During a study of the prevalence of Campylobacter jejuni in black-headed gulls (Larus ridibundus) in Sweden, three isolates, strains LMG 24379, LMG 24380T and LMG 24381, were initially identified as Campylobacter lari. Further characterization by both AFLP and whole-cell protein SDS-PAGE analyses revealed that they formed a distinct group in the genus Campylobacter. This unique position was confirmed by phenotypic characterization, 16S rRNA and hsp60 gene sequence analysis and DNA-DNA hybridizations. The combined data confirm that these isolates represent a novel species within the genus Campylobacter, for which the name Campylobacter volucris sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is LMG 24380T (=CCUG 57498T).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Campylobacter / classification*
  • Campylobacter / genetics
  • Campylobacter / isolation & purification*
  • Charadriiformes / microbiology*
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • DNA, Ribosomal / genetics
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Phylogeny
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics


  • DNA, Bacterial
  • DNA, Ribosomal
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S

Associated data

  • GENBANK/FM883693
  • GENBANK/FM883694
  • GENBANK/FM883695
  • GENBANK/FM883696
  • GENBANK/FM883697
  • GENBANK/FM883698