Genome sequencing used to assess a novel form of Clostridium botulinum

Monday, March 7, 2011 - 11:30 in Biology & Nature

Scientists have sequenced the genome of a novel strain of Clostridium botulinum, one of the most dangerous pathogens known to man. The strain produces an unusual botulinum neurotoxin, known as type A5 neurotoxin, which was isolated following a case of wound botulism.

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