clostridium perfringens

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Noun1.clostridium perfringens - anaerobic Gram-positive rod bacterium that produces epsilon toxin; can be used as a bioweapon
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Clostridium - anaerobic or micro-aerophilic rod-shaped or spindle-shaped saprophytes; nearly cosmopolitan in soil, animal intestines, and dung
bioarm, biological weapon, bioweapon - any weapon usable in biological warfare; "they feared use of the smallpox virus as a bioweapon"
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PCR was used to identify Clostridium toxinotypes and confirmed the identification of isolated strains as C perfringens type A, positive to gene codifying [beta]2 toxin.
1,9) C perfringens has been reported once, after chemoembolization of a bile duct cancer metastasis.
At 43 days' posthatch, birds raised on used litter from a GD farm had higher serum nitric oxide levels and greater Eimeria or C perfringens antibody levels compared with chickens raised on fresh litter or used, non-GD litter.