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Clostridium perfringens

Clostridium perfringens

Catalogue No.

NCTC 8238

Current Name

Clostridium perfringens

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Original Strain Reference

FH 281/50

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Columbia blood agar, 24-48 hours, 37°C, AnO₂

Biological and Genomic Info


C. perfringens Serotype: 2, 56

Antigenic Properties

serovar type 2

Toxin Status

Alpha toxin gene positive

Gram Stain Result


Enzyme Tests

Catalase: -

Gelatinase: +

Phenylalanone aminotransferase: -

Fermentation and Gas Production

Salicin: -

Strain Data

(ATCC 12916) Type 2 / B. C. Hobbs, PHLS Colindale in 1952 / Salt beef

Colony Appearance

Smooth, Shiny

Additional Info

Accession Date




Isolated From

salt beef



Previous Catalogue Name

Clostridium perfringens

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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