clostridium perfringens

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anaerobic Gram-positive rod bacterium that produces epsilon toxin

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C perfringens toxovar A, positive for C perfringens alpha-toxin gene (cpa), was detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in breast muscle and colorectal tissue from 3 of the 5 birds sampled postmortem.
In the past research into necrotic enteritis predisposing factors was directed by the simple hypothesis that low-level colonization of C perfringens commonly occurred within the gut of healthy chickens and the predisposing factors lead to a proliferation of those bacteria to produce disease.
As the disease progresses, C perfringens line what remains of the intestinal epithelium in large numbers.
Microbiologic assays resulted in the growth of large gram-positive bacilli that were identified as C perfringens. PCR was used to identify Clostridium toxinotypes and confirmed the identification of isolated strains as C perfringens type A, positive to gene codifying [beta]2 toxin.