Microbiology: Principles and Explorations 9th Edition

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ISBN 10: 1-11874-316-4
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Chapter 14 - Host-Microbe Relationships and Disease Processes - Self Quiz - Page 431: 4


(c) Outer membrane divides/dies; neurotoxins; enterotoxins

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Endotoxins are associated with Gram-negative bacteria and are part of their cell outer membranes, which are released when the cell divides/dies. Exotoxins are produced and released by Gram-positive and some Gram-negative bacteria and are called neurotoxins if they affect the nervous system and enterotoxins if they affect the digestive system.
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