Microbiology – MCQ 43 – Clostridium perfringens spores

The following statements are true regarding Clostridium perfringens except:
A. lt is the commonest cause of gas gangrene
B. It is normally present in human faeces
C. The principal toxin of C. perfringens is the alpha toxin
D. Gas gangrene producing strains of C. perfringens produce heat resistant spores

Correct answer : D. Gas gangrene producing strains of C. perfringens produce heat resistant spores

C. perfringens spores are not resistant to heat. They can be destroyed by boiling.

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