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Corynebacterium Diphtheriae

Corynebacterium Diphtheriae

May 13th – Diphtheria is caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae.  Corynebacterium diphtheriae is a Gram-positive, aerobic, nonmotile, toxin-producing, rod-shaped bacteria belonging to the order Actinomycetales, which are typically found in soil, but also have pathogenic members such as streptomyces and mycobacteria. C. diphtheriae is best known for causing the disease Diphtheria in human beings, which results …

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