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Clostridium difficile

Clostridium difficile

Catalogue No.

NCTC 13366

Current Name

Clostridium difficile

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Original Strain Reference


Biological and Genomic Info

Gram Stain Result


Strain Data

Ribotype 027 with 18bp deletion in TcdC gene. FULLY SEQUENCED STRAIN. EMBL Acc No: FN545816. Closely related to hypervirulent North American BI strains

Additional Info

Accession Date


Isolated From

Faeces from a symptomatic patient. Outbreak at Stoke Mandeville Hospital,UK



Stabler R.A., He M., Dawson L. et al (2009) Genome Biol. 10:R102.1 - R102.15. Comparative genomics & phenotype analysis of C difficile 027 strains provides insight into the evolution of a hypervirulent bacterium

Extended Bibliography

Toxin production by an emerging strain of Clostridium difficile associated with outbreaks of severe disease in North America and Europe.,

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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