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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Molecular basis of necrotic enteritis pathogenesis: At molecular level, pathogenesis of NE is governed by various exotoxins produced by C.
perfringens enterotoxin genes in seafood samples using uniplex PCR and SYBR Green real time PCR: C.
That these outbreaks have occurred in psychiatric inpatient facilities increases concern that the impaired intestinal motility caused by antipsychotic medications renders these patients vulnerable to necrotizing colitis when exposed to C.
We therefore attempted to standardize a multiplex PCR using a pair of C.
DNA extraction and purification [34]: A) Extraction of C.