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Clostridium Botulinum

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  • Plastic bags that cannot breathe

    Many bio-plastic bags have no place in the garbage. They dissolve too slowly in oxygen-deficient environments like biogas plants and when incinerated they are a burden to the environment. A research project at the Austrian Centre of industrial Biotechnology (acib) hunts for enzymes, which accelerate more

  • Botulinum-type toxins jump to a new kind of bacteria

    Enterococci are hardy microbes that thrive in the gastrointestinal tracts of nearly all land animals, including our own, and generally cause no harm. But their ruggedness has lately made them leading causes of multi-drug-resistant infections, especially in settings like hospitals where antibiotic us more

  • How botox binds to neurons

    Botulinum neurotoxin A, better known as botox, is a highly dangerous toxin that causes paralysis in man that may prove fatal. In cosmetic applications the paralysing action of small doses is used in a specific manner for the temporary elimination of wrinkles and in medicine as a treatment for migrai more

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Clostridium botulinum

Clostridium botulinum Clostridium botulinum is a bacterium that produces the toxin botulin , the causative agent in botulism . It is included in the genus Clostridium , a major group of Gram-positive forms. C. botulinum was first recognized a ... more

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