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Strain identifier

BacDive ID: 2639

Type strain: No

Species: Clostridium perfringens

Strain Designation: C42

Strain history: <- F.K. Lücke BAFF, C42 <- J. Baumgart

NCBI tax ID(s): 1502 (species)

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@ref: 4488

BacDive-ID: 2639

DSM-Number: 11783

keywords: Bacteria, anaerobe, mesophilic, human pathogen

description: Clostridium perfringens C42 is an anaerobe, mesophilic human pathogen that was isolated from human faeces.

NCBI tax id

  • NCBI tax id: 1502
  • Matching level: species

strain history: <- F.K. Lücke BAFF, C42 <- J. Baumgart

doi: 10.13145/bacdive2639.20221219.7.1

Name and taxonomic classification


  • @ref: 20215
  • description: domain/bacteria
  • keyword: phylum/bacillota
  • domain: Bacteria
  • phylum: Bacillota
  • class: Clostridia
  • order: Eubacteriales
  • family: Clostridiaceae
  • genus: Clostridium
  • species: Clostridium perfringens
  • full scientific name: Clostridium perfringens (Veillon and Zuber 1898) Hauduroy et al. 1937 (Approved Lists 1980)
  • synonyms

    • @ref: 20215
    • synonym: Bacillus perfringens

@ref: 4488

domain: Bacteria

phylum: Firmicutes

class: Clostridia

order: Clostridiales

family: Clostridiaceae

genus: Clostridium

species: Clostridium perfringens

full scientific name: Clostridium perfringens (Veillon and Zuber 1898) Hauduroy et al. 1937

strain designation: C42

type strain: no

Culture and growth conditions

culture medium

4488COLUMBIA BLOOD MEDIUM (DSMZ Medium 693)yeshttps://mediadive.dsmz.de/medium/693Name: COLUMBIA BLOOD MEDIUM (DSMZ Medium 693) Composition: Defibrinated sheep blood 50.0 g/l Columbia agar base
4488FASTIDIOUS ANAEROBE BROTH (DSMZ Medium 1203a)yeshttps://mediadive.dsmz.de/medium/1203aName: FASTIDIOUS ANAEROBE BROTH (DSMZ Medium 1203a) Composition: Fastidious Anaerobe Basal Broth 35.4 g/l Distilled water

culture temp

  • @ref: 4488
  • growth: positive
  • type: growth
  • temperature: 37
  • range: mesophilic

Physiology and metabolism

oxygen tolerance

  • @ref: 4488
  • oxygen tolerance: anaerobe

metabolite utilization

@refChebi-IDmetaboliteutilization activitykind of utilization tested
6836727082trehalose+builds acid from
6836762345L-rhamnose-builds acid from
6836730911sorbitol-builds acid from
6836716634raffinose-builds acid from
683676731melezitose-builds acid from
6836716024D-mannose+builds acid from
6836717057cellobiose-builds acid from
6836717754glycerol-builds acid from
6836730849L-arabinose-builds acid from
6836765327D-xylose-builds acid from
6836717814salicin-builds acid from
6836717306maltose+builds acid from
6836717992sucrose+builds acid from
6836717716lactose+builds acid from
6836716899D-mannitol-builds acid from
6836717634D-glucose+builds acid from
6836727897tryptophan-energy source

metabolite production

  • @ref: 68367
  • Chebi-ID: 35581
  • metabolite: indole
  • production: no

metabolite tests

  • @ref: 68367
  • Chebi-ID: 35581
  • metabolite: indole
  • indole test: -





Isolation, sampling and environmental information


  • @ref: 4488
  • sample type: human faeces
  • country: Germany
  • origin.country: DEU
  • continent: Europe

isolation source categories

#Host Body Product#Gastrointestinal tract#Feces (Stool)

Safety information

risk assessment

  • @ref: 4488
  • pathogenicity human: yes
  • pathogenicity animal: yes
  • biosafety level: 2
  • biosafety level comment: Risk group (German classification)

External links

@ref: 4488

culture collection no.: DSM 11783

straininfo link

  • @ref: 20218
  • passport: http://www.straininfo.net/strains/162863


4488Curators of the DSMZLeibniz Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH (DSM 11783)https://www.dsmz.de/collection/catalogue/details/culture/DSM-11783
20215Parte, A.C., Sardà Carbasse, J., Meier-Kolthoff, J.P., Reimer, L.C. and Göker, M.10.1099/ijsem.0.004332List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) moves to the DSMZ
20218Verslyppe, B., De Smet, W., De Baets, B., De Vos, P., Dawyndt P.10.1016/j.syapm.2013.11.002StrainInfo introduces electronic passports for microorganisms.Syst Appl Microbiol. 37: 42-50 201424321274
68367Automatically annotated from API 20A