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Clostridium botulinum

Clostridium botulinum

Catalogue No.

NCTC 14040

Current Name

Clostridium botulinum

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Fastidious Anaerobe agar, 37°C, AnO₂, 48 hours

Biological and Genomic Info


Type A

Toxin Status

Produces botulinum neurotoxin type A.

Gram Stain Result


Strain Data

Lipase positive, lecithinase negative.

Additional Info

Accession Date



C. Amar (Public Health England, Colindale, London, UK)

Isolated From

Human. Botulism, 2004. West Midlands, UK.


Accessioned into NCTC < C. Amar < Isolated by Russells Hospital, Dudley, UK.

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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