Table 1

C. fetus subsp. fetus (Cff) and subsp. venerealis (Cfv) virulence factors compared with 4 other Campylobacter spp.

Putative virulence type

Other spp.a

Cff

Cfv*


Bacterial adherence

9

3b

4b


Motility

55–66

41

46


Two-component system genes

11–15

16

14


Toxin and resistance

15–20

9c

7c


Membrane proteins

185–218

209

202


Summary of C. fetus virulence gene ORFs in C. fetus subsp. fetus (Cff) and subsp. venerealis (Cfv) compared with 4 other Campylobacter spp. (adapted from Fouts et al).

a C. jejuni, C. lari, C. upsaliensis, C. coli (Fouts et al. 2005)

bCff – PEB1 (3) – no other adherence homologues found; Cfv ORFs – PEB1(2), cadF(0), jlpA (1-poor homology), Fibronectin binding (1), 43-kDA MOMP (0)

c not including resistance genes for Cff and Cfv, toxin subunit ORFs only

*N.B. Cfv genome incomplete

Moolhuijzen et al. BMC Microbiology 2009 9:86   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-9-86

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