Botulism

Botulism

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Credit: Carol and Mike Werner/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: The bacteria Clostridium botulinum releases botulinum toxin molecules (green) which attach themselves to receptors on the surface of a neuron. When they enter the cell they will interfere with the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter which stimulates muscle cells (upper left).

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