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HOME > Protocols > Bacterial Species > Arcobacter skirrowii
Arcobacter skirrowii
BioHazard Level:
1 (see below)

Growth Temperature:

Appropriate growth media:
Trypticase soy agar/broth with defibrinated sheep blood

Arcobacter skirrowii is microaerophilic (3-5% O2-10% CO2)

Gram Stain:
Arcobacter skirrowii is Gram stain negative.

Arcobacter skirrowii is motile.

Taxonomic lineage:
Bacteria; Proteobacteria; delta/epsilon subdivisions; Epsilonproteobacteria; Campylobacterales; Campylobacteraceae; Arcobacter

Industrial uses or economic implications:
None known

Arcobacter skirrowii was formerly classified as Campylobacter cryaerophilus.

Human health and disease:
While Arcobacter skirrowii is listed by ATCC as BSL 1, there are literature reports of Arcobacter skirrowii infection, so handle as if pathogenic.
Disclaimer: This information is presented as is. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, please check current reference material prior to growth or handling of microorganisms.

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