genus Clostridium

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Noun1.genus Clostridium - anaerobic or micro-aerophilic rod-shaped or spindle-shaped saprophytes; nearly cosmopolitan in soil, animal intestines, and dung
bacteria genus - a genus of bacteria
Bacillaceae, family Bacillaceae - typically rod-shaped usually Gram-positive bacteria that produce endospores
clostridia, clostridium - spindle-shaped bacterial cell especially one swollen at the center by an endospore
botulinum, botulinus, Clostridium botulinum - anaerobic bacterium producing botulin the toxin that causes botulism
clostridium perfringens - anaerobic Gram-positive rod bacterium that produces epsilon toxin; can be used as a bioweapon
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8) (6,656 genes), which participate in the digestion of cellulose and hemicellulose, indicating that quite a few gut microbes, including the genus Clostridium, Lachnospira, and Ruminococcus, play important role in digesting cellulose in yaks.
Objective: Bacterial endospores are the most resistant life-forms on earth and the most important single feature of the genus Clostridium.
lavalense 16S rRNA gene sequence belongs to the Clostridium coccoides rRNA group, the rRNA cluster XIVa of the genus Clostridium [1].
The genus clostridium comprises nearly 100 species, sub- divided into a majority of nonpathogenic species, 25 to 30 minor pathogens and around 13 classical major pathogens.
They found that exposure to this stressor decreased the number of bacteria of the genus Bacteroides, but increased the number of bacteria in the genus Clostridium.