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Author: CDC/Dr. Holdeman  

Determination author: CDC/Dr. Holdeman [Determination history and verification]

These are Clostridium botulinum Type E colonies displaying an opaque zone grown on a 48hr egg yolk agar plate; Mag. 1.9X.

C. botulinum Type E is an indigenous organism in the aquatic environment, and is the type mainly associated with botulism from seafood products. It is a Gram-positive, anaerobic, spore-forming food borne pathogen.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) [http://www.cdc.gov]

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