Cell culture as a system to differentiate strains of Clostridium chauvoei and Clostridium septicum isolated in Northeast Mexico


Gonzalez, A.W.; Roth, F.

Revista Latinoamericana de Microbiologia 41(4): 295-301

1999


Clostridium chauvoei and C. septicum have similar characteristics as far as results from biochemical methods and gas chromatography (GC) are concerned. A total of 267 samples collected from sick or dead animals in Northeast Mexico were bacteriologically analysed and differentiated by the GC technique. From these strains, 16 belong to the group of C. chauvoei/C. septicum. Studies on the effect of toxin on cell cultures of the lines EBL, 3T3, BHK21-BSR/PK5/88, CHO-K1 and MDCK were performed.