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Clostridium perfringens

Clostridium perfringens

Catalogue No.

NCTC 14679

Current Name

Clostridium perfringens

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Original Strain Reference

VPI No. 5

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Fastidious anaerobe agar, 37°C, AnO2, 24 hours

Biological and Genomic Info

Toxin Status

C. perfringens Type A. "Likely enterotoxin positive" (depositor's note)

Strain Data

EUCAST official QC strain for anaerobic disk diffusion AST; control of anaerobic environment. Metronidazole sensitive. C. perfringens type A, negative for epsilon toxin. "Will likely produce C. perfringenes enterotoxin" (depositor's note).

Additional Info

Accession Date



U. S. Justesen (Department of Clincal Microbiology, Odense University Hospital, Denmark)

Isolated From

Unknown. United States of America. 1972.


Accessioned into the NCTC < U. S. Justeen < T. Justesen (Hillerod Hostpital, Denmark) < Anaerobe Lab, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Blacksburg, Virginia, USA)

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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