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Does honey really give infants Botulism?  Is it really unsafe to eat those bulging cans in your pantry?  What exactly are people putting in their faces when they get injections of Botox?  On this webpage you will find answers to those questions and more on the deadly bacteria Clostridium botulinum

Let's start by taking a look at how C. botulinum is Classified.


A microscopic view of Clostridium botulinum


This page would not exist if it was not for Professor Tom Volk of the University of La Crosse. His idea for an ever-growing database of organisms chosen by his students, and published by his students is a great concept and past and present pages can be seen here.


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Published April 17th, 2008