Toxins of Clostridium perfringens
Anaerobic Bacteriology

Toxins of Clostridium perfringens and their roles

Last updated on May 30th, 2021Clostridium perfringens is a Gram-positive, anaerobic, spore-forming rod. It produces at least 12 different toxins, which are broadly classified as “major toxins” and “minor toxins”. Certain strains also produce enterotoxin and neuraminidase. […]

Anaerobic Bacteriology

Robertson’s Cooked Meat (RCM) Medium

Last updated on June 21st, 2021Robertson’s Cooked Meat (RCM) medium is used for the cultivation of aerobic, microaerophilic, and anaerobic microorganisms, especially Clostridium species.  It is also known as cooked meat broth (CMB) as it […]

Anaerobic Bacteriology

Microbes with Good and Bad Smell

Last updated on June 21st, 2021Microorganisms can produce different types of volatile compounds that may give characteristics smell, pleasant scent, or pungent odor. Production of these volatile chemicals depends on the metabolic characteristics of that […]

Anaerobic Bacteriology

Thioglycollate broth

Last updated on June 21st, 2021Thioglycollate broth is the enrichment broth most frequently used in diagnostic bacteriology. This broth supports the growth of anaerobes, aerobes, microaerophilic, and fastidious microorganisms.  It contains many nutritive factors, including […]

Anaerobic Bacteriology

McIntosh and Fildes’ Anaerobic Jar

Last updated on May 30th, 2021McIntosh and Fildes’ anaerobic jar is an instrument used in microbiology laboratory, for the generation of anaerobic conditions (anaerobiosis) to culture obligates anaerobes such as Clostridium spp. Anaerobiosis obtained by […]