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Clostridium tetanomorphum

Clostridium tetanomorphum

Catalogue No.

NCTC 288

Current Name

Clostridium tetanomorphum

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Original Strain Reference

297 VII

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Fastidious Anaerobe agar, 48 hours, 37°C, AnO₂

Biological and Genomic Info

Anaerobic Fermentation

Maltose: +

Gram Stain Result


Enzyme Tests

Catalase: -

Cytochrome C oxidase: -

Gelatinase: -

Strain Data

M. Robertson, Lister Institute, London in 1920 / Septic wound

Colony Appearance

Smooth, Shiny

Additional Info

Accession Date






Previous Catalogue Name

Clostridium tetanomorphum


Extended Bibliography

Nakamura,S, Okado,I, Abe,T, Nishida,S., (1979), Taxonomy of Clostridium tetani and related species., J. Gen. Microbiol., 29-35 Galesloot,Th.E., (1961), De anaerobe sporevormers die bederf van smeltkaas kunnen veroorzaken., Neth. Milk Dairy J., 263-281 Nishida,S, Yamagishi,T, Tamai,K, Samada,I, Takahashi,K., (1969), Effects of heat selection on toxigenicity, cultural properties, and antigenic structures of clostridia., J. Infect. Dis., 507-516 Wilde,E, Hippe,H, Tosunoglu,N, Schallehn,G, Herwig,K, Gottschalk,G., (1989), Clostridium tetanomorphum sp. nov., nom. rev., Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 127-134

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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