Clostridium Botulinum
Bacterial Specificity

Author: Federica Casasco
Date: 17/01/2011



Clostridium botulinum is a gram-positive, rod shaped bacterium that produces neurotoxins known as BOTULINUM NEUROTOXINS TYPES A-G, which causes flaccid muscular paralysis seen in botulism, and is also the main paralytic agent in botox. It is an obligate anaerobe, meaning that oxygen is poisonous to the cells.


Clostridium Botulinum

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