NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A team of researchers from the UK and Canada has sequenced the genome of Clostridium botulinum, the bacteria that produces botulinum neurotoxin and the causative agent of botulism.
 
The researchers published the results of their analysis last week in Genome Research. The genome contains a chromosome with 3.9 million base pairs and 3,650 predicted genes and a plasmid with 16,344 base pairs and 19 predicted genes.

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