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Can someone help me with this biology problem?

Clinical Connection: How does the fact that the Clostridium genus of bacteria form endospores contribute to the transmission of the diseases tetanus and botulism from the environment to humans? 

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    Tetanus is usually acquired when endospores from soil are introduced into a wound, usually a deep puncture. In the anaerobic environment of the puncture, the spores germinate, synthesize their toxin and cause tetanus.

    Botulism is commonly acquired when improperly canned vegetables and meats are made when happen to be contaminated by the spores from the environment. In the anaerobic conditions, the endospores germinate and synthesize their toxin. Ingesting that food then leads to the development of botulism.

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