Jan 1, 1976

Serologic properties of strains of Cl. perfringens isolated from the intestinal contents of healthy subjects

Zhurnal mikrobiologii, epidemiologii, i immunobiologii
O K BorisovaV M Shilov


A study was made of the quantitative content in the intestine of C1. perfringens strains in 6 healthy persons who stayed in a hermetically sealed space for 1 month and for 1 year. C1. perfingens strains were isolated from the fecal samples of each of the volunteers at various periods of the trial. A total of 570 strains of C1. perfringens of type A with anticellular sera obtained to the strains of various serological groups were studied. Serological properties of C1. perfringens strains of type A present in the intestinal contents of man were nonhomogeneous. This pointed to the simultaneous presence in the intestine of strains belonging to several serological types. A partial or complete replacement of one strain by another (differing by serological properties) occurred in the course of not over one month. C1. perfringens strains of type A present in the intestine of each volunteer were subdivided into serological types individual for each of the persons under observation. This pointed to the fact than no interexchange of strains of the mentioned bacteria occurred between different persons in the hermetically sealed space.

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