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Clostridium perfringens

Clostridium perfringens

Catalogue No.

NCTC 8237

Current Name

Clostridium perfringens

Type Strain

Type Strain

Original Strain Reference

S 107

General Info


(Veillon and Zuber 1898) Hauduroy et al. 1937 (AL)

Other Collection Numbers

ATCC 13124, BCRC 10913, CCRC 10913, CCUG 1795, CIP 103409, DSM 756, JCM 1290, LMG 11264, NCAIM B.01417, NCCB 89165, NCIMB 6125, S 107, WDCM 00007, CN 1491



Hazard Group (ACDP)

Hazard Group (ACDP) 2

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Blood agar, 37°C, Strict Anaerobe

Biological and Genomic Info


C. perfringens Serotype: 38, 67

Toxin Status

Type A: Alpha-toxin gene detected; enterotoxin gene not detected

Gram Stain Result


Enzyme Tests

Catalase: -

Gelatinase: +

Lecithinase / alpha: +

Strain Data

(CN 1491, ATCC 13124, DSM 756) Type strain / D. McClean, Lister Institute, Elstree in 1941 / H. Schmidt, Marburg, Germany / Redeposited, Wellcome Collection, Beckenham in 1952 from their strain of NCTC 6125 now discarded from NCTC which was also ATCC 19408, NCIB 6125 / Bovine

Colony Appearance

Rough, Uniform, Butyrous, Slimy, Shiny

Additional Info

Accession Date




Isolated From

human, bovine



Previous Catalogue Name

Clostridium perfringens


Extended Bibliography

1 VEILLON (A.) and ZUBER (A.), (1898), Recherches sur quelques microbes strictement anaérobies et leur rôle en pathologie. Archives de Médecine Expérimentale et d'Anatomie Pathologique, 1898, 10, 517-545. 2 HAUDUROY (P.), EHRINGER (G.), URBAIN (A.), GUILLOT (G.) and MAGROU (J.): Dictionnaire des bactéries pathogènes. Masson and Co., Paris, 1937, pp. 1-597., 517-545 Dictionnaire des bactéries pathogènes. Approved Lists of Bacterial Names.,

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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