NC_013949:939695 Helicobacter mustelae 12198 chromosome, complete genome
Host Lineage: Helicobacter mustelae; Helicobacter; Helicobacteraceae; Campylobacterales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria
General Information: Helicobacter mustelae was isolated from the gastric mucosa of a ferret. It is the natural colonizer of ferret gastric mucosa where it is found in association with a diffuse antral chronic gastritis and gastric ulcers. Inoculation of this bacteria into uninfected ferrets results in an inflammatory response similar to that seen in naturally infected animals, however, an association between gastric ulcers and Helicobacter mustelae infection has not yet been documented. All strains of this species have been reported to be urease, catalase and oxidase positive. Helicobacter mustelae is sensitive to 1.5% NaCl, metronidazole, and nalidixic acid and resistant to cephalothin and 5-fluorouracil.