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Always the plasmid, never the chromosome

Dr Andy Carter writes  about the findings of his research group and their significance: C. botulinum is a heterogeneous species made up of four physiologically distinct Groups (I-IV) of bacteria that share the common property of forming the botulinum neurotoxin. Once ingested, this toxin uniquely targets and destroys specific proteins within motor nerve cells, whose […]

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