Highlighted BacteriumRead the description of Clostridium tetani and match the bacterium with the description of the organism and the infection it causes.
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Endospores are dormant alternate life forms produced by the genus Bacillus, the genus Clostridium, and a number other genera of bacteria, including Desulfotomaculum, Sporosarcina, Sporolactobacillus, Oscillospira, and Thermoactinomyces. Bacillus species (see Figure (PageIndex1)) are obligate aerobes that live in soil while Clostridium species (see Figure (PageIndex2)) are obligate anaerobes often found as normal flora of the gastrointestinal tract in animals.
|Figure (PageIndex1): Endospore stain of Bacillus megaterium||Figure (PageIndex2): Endospore stain of Clostridium tetani|
Note green endospores within pink bacilli.
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