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by Mark Martin
How might the botulism bacillus, Clostridium botulinum, benefit from making botulinum toxin? (This question can be extended to the tetanus bacillus and its toxin, as well as to others.)
Posted on January 15, 2009 at 09:46 AM in Talmudic Questions, Teachers Corner | Permalink
How about a molecule that functions as a signaling molecule in an appropriate host to elicit a response beneficial for the bacterial population and by chance a toxin in an inappropriate host where protein binding occurs without eliciting the correct host response.
Lehman Ellis |
March 03, 2012 at 10:52 PM
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