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Clostridium butyricum

Clostridium butyricum

Catalogue No.

NCTC 7423

Current Name

Clostridium butyricum

Type Strain

Type Strain

Original Strain Reference


General Info


Prazmowski 1880 (AL)

Other Collection Numbers

ATCC 19398, CCUG 4217, CIP 103309, DSM 10702, HAMBI 482, IAM 14194, IFO 13949, JCM 1391, KCTC 1786, KCTC 1871, LMG 1217, NBRC 13949, NCCB 89156, NCIMB 7423, NCTC 7423, VKM B-1773, VPI 3266



Hazard Group (ACDP)

Hazard Group (ACDP) 2

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Meat broth, 37°C, Strict Anaerobe

Biological and Genomic Info

Gram Stain Result


Enzyme Tests

Caseinase: +

Catalase: -

Cytochrome C oxidase: -

Strain Data

(NCIB 7423, DSM 552, ATCC 19398, CN 6305) Type strain / J. W. Howie, Rowett Research Institute in 1948 / Pig intestine

Colony Appearance

Smooth, Shiny

Additional Info

Accession Date




Isolated From

mammal, pig intestine



Previous Catalogue Name

Clostridium butyricum


Extended Bibliography

Pourshaban,M, Franciosa,G, Fenicia,L, Aureli,P., (2002), Taxonomic identity of type E botulinum toxin-producing Clostridium butyricum strains by sequencing of a short 16S rDNA region, FEMS Microbiol Lett, 119-25, Nakanishi,S, Kuwahara,T, Nakayama,H, Tanaka,M, Ohnishi,Y., (2005), Rapid species identification and partial strain differentiation of Clostridium butyricum by PCR using 16S-23S rDNA intergenic spacer regions, Microbiol Immunol, 613-21, Skerman,V.B.D, McGowan,V, Sneath,P.H.A.(ed), (1980), Approved Lists of Bacterial Names., Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 225-420 Tanner,R.S, Stackebrandt,E, Fox,G.E, Woese,C.R., (1981), A phylogenetic analysis of Acetobacterium woodii, Clostridium butyricum, Clostridium lituseburense, Eubacterium limosum and Eubacterium tenue., Curr. Microbiol., 35-38 Cummins,C.S, Johnson,J.L., (1971), Taxonomy of the clostridia: wall composition and DNA homologies in Clostridium butyricum and other butyric acid-producing clostridia., J. Gen. Microbiol., 33-46 Clarke,D.J, Robson,R.H, Morris,J.G., (1975), Purification of two Clostridium bacteriocins by procedures appropriate to hydrophobic proteins., Antimicrob. Agents Chemother., 256-264 Pourshaban,M, Franciosa,G, Fenicia,L, Aureli,P., (2002), Taxonomic identity of type E botulinum toxin-producing Clostridium, FEMS Microbiol Lett, 119-125, PRAZMOWSKI (A.), (1880), Untersuchung über die Entwickelungsgeschichte und Fermentwirking einiger Bacterien-Arten. Inaugural Dissertation. Hugo Voigt, Leipzig, 1880, pp. 1-58.

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