Superpoison's genetic blueprint is revealed

 作者:练钹     |      日期:2019-02-27 01:14:00
It produces the most potent toxin known, so no wonder some regimes have turned Clostridium botulinum – the bacterium that makes Botox and causes botulism – into a bioweapon. Now its genome has been sequenced, providing a tool against biological attack as well as the more familiar infection from food. C. botulinum has a far less “fluid” genome than the related C. difficile, the genome of which is a mosaic from many other sources, says Julian Parkhill, who led the sequencing effort at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge,