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Bacteria Collection: Clostridium perfringens

NCTC Number: NCTC 8359
Current Name: Clostridium perfringens
Original Strain Reference: FH 3702/49
Other Collection No: ATCC 12915; CN 3335; FH 3702/49
Previous Catalogue Name: Clostridium perfringens
Type Strain: No
Family: Clostridiaceae
Hazard Group (ACDP): 2
Release Restrictions: Terms & Conditions of Supply of Microbial Pathogens: Safety
Antigenic Properties: serovar type a
Conditions for growth on solid media: Columbia blood agar, 24-48 hours, 37°C, anaerobic
Conditions for growth on liquid media: Meat broth,37C, strict anaerobe
Whole Genome Sequence:
Data: (ATCC 12915, CN 3335) Type 1 / B. C. Hobbs, PHLS Colindale in 1950 / Stewed steak
Toxin Status: Alpha toxin gene positive. This isolate also contains a fragment of the enterotoxin gene and therefore has the potential to cause C. perfringens diarrhoea
Accession Date: 01/01/1950
Authority: (Veillon and Zuber 1898) Hauduroy et al. 1937 (AL)
Depositor: HOBBS B C
Taxonomy: TaxLink: S883 (Clostridium perfringens (Veillon and Zuber 1898) Hauduroy et al. 1937) - Date of change: 5/02/2003
Other: Type A HEAT RESISTANT STRAINSHobbs, B. C. et al. (1953) J. Hyg., Camb. 51, 75
Biosafety Responsibility: It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country

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The Culture Collections hold cell cultures, bacteria, fungi and virus strains from worldwide sources. Our scientists ensure that the identification of the cultures is correct and they remain unchanged from when they are first deposited with the Collection. Nevertheless, some of the data we provide about the cultures is supplied by the person depositing the strains and, although we have multiple checking procedures in place, we cannot always verify all their data. Please note that the Culture Collections cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the data provided by the depositors.

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