What Kingdom Would you Find Clostridium Botulinum?
Biologically, organisms are grouped in a hierarchy going from the very specific (the name of the species) to broad categories (Kingdoms, Domains, etc). As you go up in the hierarchy you have broader groups. So a group of species conform a genus (i.e. the genus Clostridium, which have the species Perkins, botulinum, argentinense, etc). A group of genuses form a Family, a group of families, an Order, then Classes, Phylums, Kingdoms, and Domains.
Kingdom classification is an area of knowledge in constant ongoing research, discussion, and change. From the original Linnaeus kingdom classification of Vegetabilia (plants), Animalia (animals) and Mineralia (minerals) we have come to a 6 kingdom system of classification: Plantae (green and red algae, and plants), Unikonta (amoebas, fungi, and animals), Excavata (free-living and parasitic protists), SAR (acronym for Stramenopiles, Alveolates, and Rhizaria), Bacteria, and Archaea.
Clostridium botulinum pertains, as of today, to the kingdom of Bacteria. Bacteria are a group of unicellular organisms typically with few micrometers in length, and a variety of shapes (spheres, rods, spirals). Generally, bacteria do not have membrane-bound organelles, thus. They do not possess a nucleus, mitochondria, chloroplasts or the other organelles present in eukaryotic cells.