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Clostridium botulinum and Clostridium tetani

Bacteriology

Organisms and Their Biology

  1. Eric A. Johnson ScD Professor of Food Microbiology and Toxicology

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0043

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Johnson, E. A. 2010. Clostridium botulinum and Clostridium tetani. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. University of Wisconsin, Food Research Institute, Madison, WI, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Genus and Species Definitions
  • 2
    Historical Background of the Pathogenic Clostridia
  • 3
    Milestones in the Understanding of Botulism and Tetanus
  • 4
    Classification of Neurotoxigenic Clostridia
  • 5
    Habitats of Pathogenic Clostridia
  • 6
    Physical and Metabolic Properties of Pathogenic Clostridia including C. botulinum and C. tetani
  • 7
    Growth Properties of C. botulinum and C. tetani
  • 8
    Physiology of C. botulinum and C. tetani
  • 9
    Descriptions of the Species C. botulinum, C. tetani, and other Neurotoxigenic Clostridia
  • 10
    Botulinum Neurotoxins
  • 11
    Detection of Botulinum and Tetanus Neurotoxins
  • 12
    Genomics of Clostridium tetani and Clostridium botulinum
  • 13
    Susceptibility of Neurotoxigenic Clostridia to Chemical and Physical Agents
  • 14
    Epidemiology and Clinical Aspects
  • 15
    Use of Botulinum Toxin in Medicine
  • 16
    Safety Precautions for Working with C. botulinum, C. tetani, and their Neurotoxins
  • 17
    Acknowledgments

Keywords:

  • Clostridium botulinum and Clostridium tetani;
  • understanding botulism and tetanus;
  • pathogenic clostridia habitats;
  • C. botulinum and C. tetani growth properties;
  • botulinum neurotoxins;
  • Clostridium tetani and Clostridium botulinum genomics;
  • susceptibility of neurotoxigenic clostridia to chemical and physical agents;
  • botulinum toxin use in medicine