Occurrence ofClostridium botulinum in the soil of the vicinity of Rome

  title={Occurrence ofClostridium botulinum in the soil of the vicinity of Rome},
  author={R. Creti and L. Fenicia and P. Aureli},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
  • R. Creti, L. Fenicia, P. Aureli
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Current Microbiology
  • After the isolation of two strains ofClostridium butyricum that produced type E botulinal toxin from the feces of two babies in Rome affected by infant botulism (P. Aureli, L. Fenicia, M. Gianfranceschi, L. McCroskey, and C. Hatheway, J Infect Dis 154:207–211, 1986), extensive research was carried out to detect botulinal toxin-producing clostridia in soil samples from the vicinity of Rome. A total of 520 specimens from cultivated and pasture lands, obtained from 52 collection stations, were… CONTINUE READING
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