Clostridium sporogenes - spore forming, rod prokaryote (bacterium)
Copyright 2007 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Caption: Clostridium sporogenes - Gram-positive, anaerobic, endospore-forming, rod prokaryote. Seen here are the rod-shaped vegetative cells and endospore-forming cells (bulbous shaped rods). Clostridium sporogenes is widely distributed in nature and also in the intestines of animals. This bacterium frequently occurs in the intestines of humans and many domestic and feral animals. It can lead to gaseous gangrene in humans. Spores persist in soil and areas subject to human or animal fecal pollution. Clostridium sporogenes is the organism most frequently used for conducting inoculated pack studies in low acid foods. Magnification*: x2,400 Type: SEM
*(Magnifications are based on a 35mm slide image of 24mm in the narrow dimension.)