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Clostridium bifermentans

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Taxonomy
      Family: Clostridiaceae

      Natural habitats
      Ubiquitous nature, due to their ability to form resistant endospores.
      They are commonly found in soil, feces, sewage, and marine sediments.

      Clinical significance
      Clinical specimens including wounds, abscesses, and blood.

  • Gram stain

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Large Gram positive rods,

      0.6-1.9 x 1.6-11.0 µm,

      with blunt ends, and have many free spores.

      They occur singly, in pairs or short chains.
      (resembling C. sordellii)

      Spores oval / central or subterminal
      Swelling of the cell negative

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Obligate anaerobic

      BBAØ
      Colonies are 0.5-4 mm, circular with irregular margins, flat or raised, lobate or scalloped, translucent or opaque, granular or slightly mottled, gray, shiny, and smooth.

      Most strains are β-hemolytic
      (resembling C. sordellii)

      EYA chalk-white colonies

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