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Descriptor English: Clostridium botulinum
Descriptor Spanish: Clostridium botulinum
Descriptor Clostridium botulinum
Scope note: Agente etiológico del BOTULISMO en el hombre, patos salvajes y otras aves acuáticas. Es responsable también de ciertas formas de envenenamiento por forraje en caballos y ganado vacuno. La bacteria produce una potente exotoxina que es resistente a la digestión proteolítica.
Descriptor Portuguese: Clostridium botulinum
Descriptor French: Clostridium botulinum
Tree number(s): B03.300.390.400.200.160
B03.353.625.375.500.160
B03.510.415.400.200.160
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003014
Scope note: A species of anaerobic, gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae that produces proteins with characteristic neurotoxicity. It is the etiologic agent of BOTULISM in humans, wild fowl, HORSES; and CATTLE. Seven subtypes (sometimes called antigenic types, or strains) exist, each producing a different botulinum toxin (BOTULINUM TOXINS). The organism and its spores are widely distributed in nature.
Annotation: note specific types; infection = BOTULISM
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PH physiology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Related: Botulinum Toxins MeSH
DeCS ID: 3040
Unique ID: D003014
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Clostridium botulinum - Preferred
Concept UI M0004636
Scope note A species of anaerobic, gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae that produces proteins with characteristic neurotoxicity. It is the etiologic agent of BOTULISM in humans, wild fowl, HORSES; and CATTLE. Seven subtypes (sometimes called antigenic types, or strains) exist, each producing a different botulinum toxin (BOTULINUM TOXINS). The organism and its spores are widely distributed in nature.
Preferred term Clostridium botulinum



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