This sensitization to food allergens could be reversed, however, by reintroducing a mix of Clostridia
bacteria back into the mice.
Dhaked et al (42) isolated toxigenic clostridia
from soil of slaughter house, of which one was confirmed by PCR and mouse protection assay as C.
Glenn Gibson, of Reading University, which did the research, said: "We are now screening several strains of probiotic bacteria to see which will intervene against these clostridia
Antibiotic associated pseudomembranous colitis due to toxin producing clostridia
is one of the largest bacterial genera with potential for biotechnical and medical applications.
There is an introductory chapter setting out the known facts on clostridia
producing botulinum neurotoxins.
Through partial DNA sequence analysis, the company has identified Clostridia
and Thermatoga as two of the key members of this consortium.
Previously, a study investigating the role of psychrotrophic clostridia
on "blown pack" spoilage of commercial packages of chilled vacuum-packed meats and dog rolls reported 2 incidental isolates of C.
Other pathogenic clostridia
isolated from the patient group included C.