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16S rRNA RefSeq: V15.22    Genomic RefSeq: V9.15
Genus: Campylobacter
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percent abundance
SubPSupPKGBMHPSVTHPTTDST
Avg1.1921.0050.9770.2640.5332.9431.4301.4961.3450.004
Stdev1.1041.2972.3860.3760.5993.1141.6391.8701.6790.029
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percent abundance
SubPSupPKGBMHPSVTHPTTDST
Avg2.2991.7031.6310.4991.1266.8413.5643.3723.0930.001
10thp0.2740.0330.0000.0200.2131.6900.3500.4880.4030.000
90thp4.8314.4703.3621.3782.27112.9668.0607.6046.2940.000
Stdev1.8501.9354.1030.5741.0215.1733.2153.2392.8310.008
Prev100.00094.80581.81890.909100.00098.70198.701100.000100.0005.195
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percent abundance
SubPSupPKGBMHPSVTHPTTDST
Avg1.0410.8800.5640.2200.3742.3380.9330.8860.7700.001
10thp0.0000.0000.0000.0000.0000.0000.0000.0000.0000.000
90thp2.5072.4891.5730.6450.9636.3142.4212.2411.6840.000
Stdev1.0521.1431.3620.3390.4542.6721.1041.1331.0520.004
Prev87.16281.75761.48668.24377.02787.16284.45982.43278.3782.797
From: Dewhirst 35x9 data (not published yet)
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percent abundance
SubPSupPKGBMHPSVTHPTTDNS
Avg1.6231.3270.2790.2830.5180.2060.7220.6640.2840.005
10thp0.1450.1080.0040.0040.0420.0380.1410.0670.0090.000
90thp3.2323.1200.5630.7460.6120.3651.3311.4490.5730.002
Stdev2.1501.8590.5820.4511.0270.2990.8590.5750.3270.020
Prev100.00097.05997.22294.118100.00097.222100.000100.000100.00010.000
Overview: Bacteria of genus Campylobacter make up approximately 1 to 3% of the microbiota at most sites within the mouth. There are seven named and one unnamed species recognized in the HOMD.

Ecological role/importance in health and disease: Unlike many members of the oral microbiome, Campylobacter species are motile by means of flagella. C. gracilis is detected primarily in dental plaque, while C. concisus and C. rectus are more broadly distributed in the mouth. Three species, C. gracilis, C. rectus, and C. showae, are considered part of the "orange complex" in subgingival plaque marking part of the ecological succession from health toward periodontitis (Socransky et al. 1998). Some species of Campylobacter cause infections known as campylobacterosis, but these species are not members of the oral microbiome.