[Study of the Thermoresistance of Clostridium Difficile Spores]

Med Dosw Mikrobiol. 1995;47(3-4):177-81.
[Article in Polish]


Thermoresistance of C. difficile spores was investigated. C. difficile strains were isolated from different sources. As control, toxigenic VPI 10463 and nontoxigenic NIH BRIGGS 8050 C. difficile strains were used. The inhibition of growth majority of C. difficile after heating at 85 degrees C was shown. No correlation between thermoresistance of C. difficile spores, toxigenicity and source of the strains was observed.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Clostridium difficile / growth & development*
  • Hot Temperature*
  • Species Specificity
  • Spores, Bacterial / physiology*