Genetic relationships among reptilian and mammalian Campylobacter fetus strains determined by multilocus sequence typing.
Dingle KE., Blaser MJ., Tu Z-C., Pruckler J., Fitzgerald C., van Bergen MAP., Lawson AJ., Owen RJ., Wagenaar JA.
Reptile Campylobacter fetus isolates and closely related strains causing human disease were characterized by multilocus sequence typing. They shared approximately 90% nucleotide sequence identity with classical mammalian C. fetus, and there was evidence of recombination among members of these two groups. The reptile group represents a possible separate genomospecies capable of infecting humans.