Author(s): Williamson JL, Rocke TE, Aiken JM
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Abstract A nested PCR was developed for detection of the Clostridium botulinum type C1 toxin gene in sediments collected from wetlands where avian botulism outbreaks had or had not occurred. The C1 toxin gene was detected in 16 of 18 sites, demonstrating both the ubiquitous distribution of C. botulinum type C in wetland sediments and the sensitivity of the detection assay.
This article was published in Appl Environ Microbiol
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Toxicology