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Scientific Name Clostridium botulinum
Comments A photomicrograph of Clostridium botulinum type A viewed using a Gram stain technique. The bacterium C. botulinum produces a nerve toxin, which causes the rare, but serious paralytic illness Botulism. There are seven types of botulism toxin designated by the letters A through G; only types A, B, E and F cause illness in humans.
Creator CDC/Dr. George Lombard
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Source Collection Public Health Image Library (Centers for Disease Control)
Image Use This media file is in the Public Domain.
Attached to Group Clostridium (Clostridiales): view page image collection
Title thanksthelordforthispicture.jpg
Image Type Photograph
Image Content Specimen(s)
ID 10393
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