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Virulence: Exotoxins and Endotoxins

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Illustrate how toxins (Endo- and Exotoxins) contribute to the virulence of a organism.

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Virulence is defined as the relative capacity of a pathogen to overcome body defenses. Basically virulence refers to how deadly a disease can be. Endotoxins and Exotoxins can greatly contribute to the virulence of a pathogen. Toxins are poisonous substances.

Endotoxins are toxins located in the bacteria cell and aren't released into the host until the lysis (or destruction) of the cell. ...

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Overview on how exotoxins and endotoxins contribute to virulence.