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Unformatted text preview: The clostridia are opportunistic pathogens. Nonetheless, they are responsible for some of the deadliest diseases including gas gangrene, tetanus and botulism. Less life-threatening diseases include pseudomembranous colitis (PC) and food poisoning. Clostridia cause disease primarily through the production of numerous exotoxins. Chemotherapeutic: Penicillin, erythromycin or are drugs of choice for anthrax....
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