A toxin produced by bacteria that is specific for intestinal cells and causes the vomiting and diarrhea associated with food poisoning
These parasporal bodies have been found to vary in their geometry, and it appears that the shape is related to host range and toxin effectiveness.
This major scientific advance was followed in 1987 by the production of tomato plants that contained the toxin Gene.
This may occur around the site of the wound or, IF the toxin reaches spinal motor ganglia via the bloodstream, throughout the body.
An additional metabolic characteristic associated with the growth and toxin production of Clostridium botulinum is gas production.
Diphtheria is treated with an antitoxin that neutralizes the toxin and produces long-term immunity.
The potentency of the toxIn from Clostridium botulInum is sufficient to create 65 % fatality In humans who Ingest the toxIn.
The official said it WAS reported that the person exposed to the toxin had died. However, there is no way to verify that report
Six of the active toxin units integrate into the plasma membrane to form a hexagonal-shaped pore through the midgut cell.
After this reacts with a protease enzyme, the active toxin is released.