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clostridium

 [klo-strid´e-um] (pl. clostri´dia) (L.)
any individual of the genus Clostridium.

clos·trid·i·a

(klos-trid'ē-ă),
Plural of clostridium.

clostridia

members of the genus Clostridium.

enterotoxic clostridia
produce enterotoxins. See also enterotoxemia.
histotoxic clostridia
are invasive and cause extensive destruction of muscle and connective tissue and are characterized by the formation of gas. Include C. chauvoei, C. colinum, C. hemolyticum, C. novyi, C. perfringens type A and C, C. septicum and C. sordellii.
neurotoxic clostridia
produce neurotoxins. Include C. botulinum, C. tetani.
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Genetic analysis revealed that Clostridia caused innate immune cells to produce high levels of interleukin-22 (IL-22), a signaling molecule known to decrease the permeability of the intestinal lining.
Antibiotic-treated mice were either given IL-22 or were colonized with Clostridia.
Clostridia bacteria are common in humans and represent a clear target for potential therapeutics that prevent or treat food allergies.
botulinum and other BoNT producing clostridia is confirmed by toxin detection.
Clostridium botulinum and other Clostridia that produce botulinum neurotoxins.
The most commonly encountered, clinically important clostridia include Clostridium perfringens, C.
No evidence exists to correlate oxygen sensitivity with bacterial enzyme production and pathogenicity in aerotolerant clostridia.