Campylobacter is a commensal microorganism found in the gastrointestinal tract of various animals and is associated with gastrointestinal infections like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) . In microbiology, selective culture media are used to isolate Campylobacter species from stool samples, with common media including Butzler, Blaser, Skirrow, and Preston media. Campylobacter jejuni, a major cause of bacterial gastroenteritis, requires microaerophilic conditions for growth and is commonly cultured on Mueller Hinton broth and agar​. The genus Campylobacter has specific growth requirements, being Gram-negative and having limited catabolic capabilities. In laboratory settings, Campylobacter species are identified through specific procedures like primary isolation on blood agar or Campylobacter selective media followed by biochemical tests and further identification if needed.

Campylobacter Blood Agar

Factors affecting the prevalence and distribution of Campylobacter spp. in poultry meat. Factors that are related to each other are grouped together under the same color. As a result, distinct groups of factors referring to sampling (light green), isolation procedure (light blue), confirmation and/or identification (light purple), and biofilm production (light brown) for Campylobacter species are presented. Created with