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Query: NC_010520:2668702 Clostridium botulinum A3 str. Loch Maree, complete genome

Start: 2668702, End: 2690461, Length: 21760

Host Lineage: Clostridium botulinum; Clostridium; Clostridiaceae; Clostridiales; Firmicutes; Bacteria

General Information: Clostridium botulinum A3 str. Loch Maree was isolated from duck liver paste during a botulism outbreak at a hotel in the Scottish highlands in 1922. This was the first and worst outbreak of botulism in the United Kingdom (UK). This organism produces one of the most potent and deadly neurotoxins known, a botulinum toxin that prevents the release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction, thereby inhibiting muscle contraction and causing paralysis. In most cases the diseased person dies of asphyxiation as a result of paralysis of chest muscles involved in breathing. The spores are heat-resistant and can survive in inadequately heated, prepared, or processed foods. Spores germinate under favorable conditions (anaerobiosis and substrate-rich environment) and bacteria start propagating very rapidly, producing the toxin.Botulinum toxin, and C. botulinum cells, has been found in a wide variety of foods, including canned ones. Almost any food that has a high pH (above 4.6) can support growth of the bacterium. Honey is the most common vehicle for infection in infants. Food poisoning through C. botulinum is the most frequent type of infection caused by this bacterium. The wound botulism that occurs when C. botulinum infects an individual via an open wound is much rarer and is very similar to tetanus disease. There are several types of botulinum toxin known (type A through type F), all of them being neurotoxic polypeptides. The most common and widely distributed are strains and serovars of C. botulinum that produce type A toxin.




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Subject IslandStartEndLengthSubject Host DescriptionE-valueBit scoreVisual BLASTNVisual BLASTP
NC_010516:25941592594159261596321805Clostridium botulinum B1 str. Okra, complete genome07826BLASTN svgBLASTP svg
NC_012563:2761570*2761570280230240733Clostridium botulinum A2 str. Kyoto, complete genome07747BLASTN svgBLASTP svg
NC_010516:34660003466000348809922100Clostridium botulinum B1 str. Okra, complete genome01919BLASTN svgBLASTP svg
NC_010516:2567911*2567911258780819898Clostridium botulinum B1 str. Okra, complete genome01857BLASTN svgBLASTP svg
NC_009089:37820003782000380409922100Clostridium difficile 630, complete genome3e-27131BLASTN svgBLASTP svg
NC_014614:2333890*2333890235633822449Clostridium sticklandii, complete genome1e-23119BLASTN svgBLASTP svg
NC_010723:19671061967106199111924014Clostridium botulinum E3 str. Alaska E43, complete genome2e-0765.9BLASTN svgBLASTP svg