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 [klo-strid´e-um] (pl. clostri´dia) (L.)
any individual of the genus Clostridium.
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Plural of clostridium.
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The current study found that one or more molecules produced by Clostridia prevented the gut from absorbing fat.
Genomic determinants of sporulation in Bacilli and Clostridia: towards the minimal set of sporulation-specific genes.
In Minelli et al.'s study of normal fecal flora in healthy females, Clostridia were found in the intestinal flora of every subject.
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As more is understood of the complex germination systems in clostridia, it may be conceivable to formulate detailed strategies to interrupt this process, which would significantly benefit the food industry in controlling pathogenic clostridia.
By inducing immune responses that prevent food allergens from entering the bloodstream, Clostridia minimize allergen exposure and prevent sensitization -- a key step in the development of food allergies.
It is still unknown whether the decrease in Clostridia is a cause or a consequence of chronic inflammation in IBD patients and in autoimmunity, but we can speculate that they are necessary for immune homeostasis, contributing to the suppression of autoimmunity and deleterious inflammation in humans.
BoNT is secreted in to food by toxigenic clostridia growing in it under suitable conditions.
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