Microbiology: Principles and Explorations 9th Edition

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ISBN 10: 1-11874-316-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-11874-316-4

Chapter 24 - Diseases of the Nervous System - Self Quiz - Page 799: 15



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Clostridium tetani, the causative agent of tetanus, are spore-forming rods which are part of the normal bowel microflora of horses, cattle, and humans. They produce a powerful exotoxin that mediates the disease. Their toxin elicits muscle stiffness, spasms, and paralysis in the victim. They are cultured under strict anaerobic condition.
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