Genus of spore-forming, mostly gram-positive, bacteria
of bacillaceae family
that can survive boiling water and absence of oxygen (is anaerobic). Found commonly in soil
and animal and human intestine, this pathogenic microorganism
, food poisoning
, gas gangrene, infection of wounds, and tetanus. Its name comes from the Greek word 'kloster,' spindle, because of its shape when forming spores.