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Clostridium butyricum

  • General information

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

      Natural habitats
      Spores are widely distributed in soil, aquatic habitats, cheese, naturally soured milk, human feces (including healthy infants).

      Clinical significance
      Pathogenicity unknown.
      Isolated from blood, urine, lower respiratory tract, pleural cavity, abdomen, wounds, and abscesses.

  • Gram stain

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Gram positive rods, (Gram negative in old culture),

      0.5-1.7 x 2.4-7.6 µm,

      with rounded ends, occur singly, in pairs, or in short chains, occasionally as long filaments.

      Spores oval / central or subterminal
      Swelling of the cell negative

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Obligate anaerobic

      BBAØ
      Colonies are large, 1-6 mm, circular to irregular, raised to convex, translucent, gray-white, shiny or dull, smooth, with a granular or mottled internal structure.

      Nonhemolytic.

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