Lawson, Andrew J.


16S rRNA gene sequences of ‘Candidatus Campylobacter hominis’, a novel uncultivated species, are found in the gastrointestinal tract of healthy humans

Lawson et al. (1998). Microbiology 144 (8)
Ca. Campylobacter hominis
Although some Campylobacter species are agents of gastroenteritis and periodontal disease in humans, little is known of the variety of campylobacters in the gastrointestinal tract of healthy individuals. This paper provides evidence for the existence of a previously undescribed, uncultivated Campylobacter species that may be a commensal in the healthy human gut. Saliva and faeces from 20 healthy individuals were examined by PCR assays specific for nine species of campylobacter (C. sputorum, C. c