Helicobacter spp.

Helicobacter is a genus of bacteria with a characteristic helical shape. Some species have been found living in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract and liver of mammals and birds. The most infamous species, H. pylori, infects up to 50% of the human population and is strongly associated with peptic ulcers, chronic gastritis, duodenitis, and stomach cancer.

Labs working with Helicobacter spp.