Influence of starch source on sporulation and enterotoxin production by Clostridium perfringens type A

Appl Environ Microbiol. 1976 Mar;31(3):455-7. doi: 10.1128/aem.31.3.455-457.1976.


Of 16 different starch preparations tested, Clostridium perfringes NCTC 8798 yielded maximum sporulation and enterotoxin formation when ICN-soluble starch was included in Duncan and Strong sporulation medium. In general soluble starches were better than potato, corn, or arrowroot starch with regard to these two parameters.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Clostridium perfringens / growth & development*
  • Clostridium perfringens / metabolism
  • Enterotoxins / biosynthesis*
  • Hot Temperature
  • Oryza
  • Spores, Bacterial / growth & development
  • Spores, Bacterial / metabolism
  • Starch / metabolism*
  • Triticum
  • Vegetables
  • Zea mays


  • Enterotoxins
  • Starch