Clostridium botulinum

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Synonyms for Clostridium botulinum

anaerobic bacterium producing botulin the toxin that causes botulism

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[10.] Casserly P, Timon C. Botulinum toxin a injection under electromyographic guidance for treatment of spasmodic dysphonia.
In the first attempt, samples of mud, feed, stored straw, fresh water, slaughterhouse waste, old litter deposited outside the farm were taken and analyzed using PCR for the C. botulinum toxin C gene DNA.
Water activity of >0.85, in the absence of other controls, can allow growth of C. botulinum in a shelf-stable food product.
C. botulinum is found in the environment surviving for long periods in soil, dust and mud, in a dormant spore form.
Enema fluid, stool, and gastric aspirate specimens were positive for type A botulinum neurotoxin and viable C. botulinum type A spores, with organisms persisting in stool for 61 days.
Non-proteolytic C. botulinum is the major health hazard associated with refrigerated convenience foods.
Botulism is a severe neuroparalytic disease caused by the action of botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) produced by anaerobic spore-forming C. botulinum and some of its close relatives (2).
No one knows for certain why C. botulinum produces the toxins.
Dez categorias de alimento infantil, incluindo mel e xarope de milho, foram analisadas para a presenca de esporos de C. botulinum, sendo que, dentre as 100 amostras de mel, duas apresentaram-se positivas para esta bacteria e 40 amostras de xarope de milho continham esporos de C.
(11) Mathew NT, Frishberg BM, Gawel M, Dimitrova R, Gibson J, Turkel C. Botulinum toxin type A (botox) for the prophylactic treatment of chronic daily headache: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
La miel de abeja es un producto que podria ser utilizado en el tratamiento de heridas, abrasiones y quemaduras de piel; no obstante, podria estar contaminada con esporas de C. botulinum. Con el fin de evaluar muestras de miel de origen costarricense, se detecto las secuencias de genes productores de neurotoxina correspondientes a C.
As a common soil-dwelling organism, C. botulinum can easily contaminate potatoes or any other crop that comes in direct contact with soil.
Laboratory studies suggest that C. botulinum grows best in neutral pH conditions and that the gene-carrying virus is sensitive to salt, Rocke says.
In recent years strains of recognized clostridial species other than C. botulinum have been found to be capable of producing neurotoxins and of causing botulism.
Researchers identified two sets of genes that C. botulinum needs, and which must act together for the spores to germinate in response to the correct stimulus, such as the presence of a nutrient amino acid.