Clostridium perfringens

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Clos·trid·i·um per·frin·'gens

a bacterial species that is the chief causative agent of gas gangrene in humans and a cause of gas gangrene in other animals, especially sheep; it may also be involved in causing enteritis, appendicitis, and puerperal fever; it is one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the U. S. This organism is found in soil, water, milk, dust, sewage, and the intestinal tract of humans and other animals.
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Clostridium perfringens

A bacterium that can cause gas gangrene and food poisoning in humans and various diseases in livestock.
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Clostridium perfringens

Infectious disease An anaerobic gram-positive spore-forming rod, widely distributed in nature and present in the intestine of humans and other mammals. C perfringens type A accounts for ±15% of outbreaks of food poisoning in the US
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Clos·trid·i·um per·frin·gens

(klos-trid'ē-ŭm pĕr-frin'jenz)
A bacterial species that causes gas gangrene; it also may be involved in causing enteritis, appendicitis, and puerperal fever. It is one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the U.S.
Synonym(s): gas bacillus, Welch bacillus.
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In the present work, conventional PCR was applied to detect the genes encoding alpha and epsilon of C.perfringens strains recovered from laboratory animals as a recent confirmatory technique for the traditional methods of identification.
These results go hand in hand with those obtained by Augustynowicz et al., [3] who developed a multiplex PCR assay for determination of the toxin genes of C.perfringens and found that C.perfringens alpha toxin gene amplicon was recorded in all testes isolates and gave a characteristic band at 402 bp.
"Isolation of C.perfringens type D from a suckling calf with ulcerative abomastitis." Arch.
Molecular epidemiology survey of toxinogenic C.Perfringens strain types by multiplex PCR.' Scand J.Infect.Dis., 32: 637-641.
Genomic structure and location of virulence genes in C.perfringens.' International conference on the molecular genetics and pathogensis Of the Clostridia, pp: 10.
Recognizing diarrhea caused by C.perfringens type C.
Aggregation of platelets in the mesenteric microcirculation of the rat induced by alpha- toxin (phospholipase C) of C.perfringens. Toxicon 16: 333-341.
Highly conserved alpha-toxin sequences of avian isolates of C.perfringens. J.Clin.