|Categories:||Causes hemolysis; spore forming; motile|
|Etymology:||Genus name: a small spindle. |
Species epithet: putrefactive.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 12464 = CCUG 4855 = NCTC 547.|
||Forms very small gray-whitish colonies, which quickly flow out onto the plate into a dense carpet (the bacteria "swarm"). Gives β-hemolysis on blood agar.|
|Micromorphology:||Large rods (0.6-1.9 x 1.9-35.0 µm), which usually are motile. Produce oval and subterminal spores.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||Esculinase +, lecithinase -, tryptophanase -.|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
|Virulence Factors:||C. septicum may cause severe infections by production f a hemolytic and necrotizing α-toxin.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 180 differens species have been descibed within genus Clostridium. C. septicum is closely related toC. chauvoei.|
|New names of taxa within the classification category phylum|
During October 2021, an article was published by A. Oren och G.M. Garrity, in which new names are proposed for a number of taxa within the classification category phylum. This has resulted in many discussions in social media about whether it was really necessary to make these changes, which have created confusion among microbiologists and other professionals who come into contact with bacteriology.Published 2022-09-28. Read more...