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Genome Comparisons of Gastric and Enterohepatic Helicobacter Species with Related Bacteria

The two bacterial species most closely related to the Helicobacter species whose genome sequences are known are the human diarrheal pathogen Campylobacter jejuni [6] and a commensal anaerobic bacterium isolated from the rumen of cattle, Wolinella succinogenes [7]. The key features of all five genomes available for e-pro-teobacteria are listed in Table 14.1. Some differences between the two Helicobacter

Table 14.1 General features of Helicobacter genomes and of related bacteria.
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