What is the size of a 'Clostridium tetani' bacterium and a 'HIV particle'?

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Tetanus is caused by Clostridium tetani bacterium.It affects central nervous system. In their active form, these bacteria secrete powerful exotoxins that are responsible for such diseases as tetanus (lockjaw), botulism, PDD syndrome, and gas gangrene. The genus Clostridium consists of relatively large, Gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria.The size of clostridium tetani is 4.0-8.0 µm in rod length and o.4-o.6 µm in rod diameter.

The HIV diameter is between100-120 nm for the all particle, the diameterof the core is ± 56,6 nm along the minor axis.


Sources:http://www.bio.net/bionet/mm/immuno/1996-November/009099.html

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