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Clostridium sphenoides

Clostridium sphenoides

Catalogue No.

NCTC 507

Current Name

Clostridium sphenoides

Type Strain

Type Strain

Original Strain Reference


General Info


(Douglas et al. 1919) Bergey et al. 1923 (AL)

Other Collection Numbers

ATCC 19403, CIP 104283, DSM 632, JCM 1415, LMG 10390, NCCB 77027, Thorlby, CN 6942, NCIB 10627



Hazard Group (ACDP)

Hazard Group (ACDP) 2

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

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

Biological and Genomic Info

Anaerobic Fermentation

Lactose: +

Gram Stain Result


Enzyme Tests

Cytochrome C oxidase: -

Gelatinase: -

Triacylglycero: -

Strain Data

(ATCC 19403, DSM 632, CN 6942, NCIB 10627) Type strain / M. Robertson, Lister Institute in 1920 / Medical Research Committee (1919) MRC Special Report Series No. 39 / Hall, I. C. (1922) J. Infect. Dis. 30, 445

Colony Appearance

Smooth, Mucoid, Shiny

Additional Info

Accession Date






Previous Catalogue Name

Clostridium sphenoides



HALL I C 1922 J INF DIS 30 445

Extended Bibliography

Skerman,V.B.D, McGowan,V, Sneath,P.H.A.(ed), (1980), Approved Lists of Bacterial Names., Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 225-420, 1 DOUGLAS (S.R.), FLEMING (A.) and COLEBROOK (L.), (1919), Studies in wound infections., 1-159 Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, 1st ed.

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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