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Unformatted text preview: C. botulinum produces oval subterminal spores and is motile. Different strains within this species produce one of 8 exotoxin types (A,B,C1,C2,D,E,F,G). Types C and D are encoded by bacteriophage that infect the bacteria. C. difficile produces large oval subterminal spores and two different toxins; toxin A (an enterotoxin causing fluid accumulation in the intestine) and toxin B (a cytopathic agent). Ordinarily, this species can't compete with normal intestinal flora but, when antibiotics eliminate these normal flora, C. difficile can flourish, producing disease....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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