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- Gram-positive bacillus, obligate anaerobe.
- Spore wide spread in soil and animal feces.
- Rod-shaped appearance on gram stain often likened to drumsticks or tennis rackets.
- Toxin, tetanospasmin, causes tetanus: unopposed muscle spasm, contraction due to interference of toxin with neurotransmitters (including GABA and glycine).