THE FORMATION OF CL. BOTULINUM TOXIN TYPE C IN SYMBIOTIC CULTURE
ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
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The type C botulism agent, isolated from Mink in the USSR, is a symbiotic strain a mixture of bacilli of two types and retains its toxigenic properties only in a mixture with the strain-symbiont. Microbe-symbionts, isolated from various strains of the type C botulism agent, possess the ability to reduce sharply the oxidationreduction potential of the medium in the first six hours of cultivation. This facilitates the growth and toxin-formation of these microbes.