Exotoxins

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Exotoxin are toxins produced by a bacteria during its exponential growth phase. They have a high potency which means small doses can have signifincant effects. They are produced in diseases such as diptheria, botulism, tetanus and cholera. Most exotoxins are destroyed by heating, and formaldehye or phenol treatment causes an exotoxin to lose its biological activity.

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