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A bacterium that produces a powerful exotoxin and is pathogenic to humans; it was formerly classified as Clostridium botulinum types A and B.
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Botulism is caused by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, a hardy anaerobe.
For the spores of Clostridium tetani, the culture should be three days old, but may be as old as a week.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology|Charles Bradfield Morrey