Clostridium welchii - a species of anaerobic, gram positive, rod shaped bacteria assigned to the phylum proteobacteria. This species is motile, hydrolyzes gelatin, produces enterotoxin, is beta hemolytic and catalase negative. C. Perfringens is a food borne pathogen, being the causative agent of pig bel syndrome and gas gangrene.
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