Clostridium Characteristics

Clostridium are Gram-positive obligate anaerobes bacteria capable of producing endospores which protect them in harmful environment .  Individual cells are rod shaped while the spores are usually wider than the rods, and are located terminally or sub terminally. Most clostridia are motile by peritrichous flagella.while others have a capsule like Clostridium.perfringens

Clostridium tetani - Gram stain

Clostridium tetani – Gram stain

Terminal endospore of Clostridium tetani

Terminal endospore of Clostridium tetani

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