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Clostridium oedematiens

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Clostridium oedematiens --> clostridium novyi

a species consisting of three types, a, B, and C; type A, from a case of gaseous gangrene and from human necrotic hepatitis, produces gamma-toxin (a haemolytic lecithinase); B, from black disease (infectious necrotic hepatitis) of sheep, produces beta-toxin (a haemolytic lecithinase); and c, found in bacillary osteomyelitis of water buffaloes, does not produce toxin.

Synonym: clostridium oedematiens.