CAVALLINI JAMES / BSIP / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CAVALLINI JAMES / BSIP / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Clostridium tetani is the bacterium responsible for tetanus. Contamination, however minor, in a wound leads to the production of a biological toxin, tetanospasmin, which fixes itself to the nervous system causing spasms and paralysis. Optical microscope x 2000.
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