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Bacillus subtilis Spore Coat
  • A. Driks
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews
  • 1 March 1999
SUMMARY In response to starvation, bacilli and clostridia undergo a specialized program of development that results in the production of a highly resistant dormant cell type known as the spore. AExpand
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The Bacillus subtilis endospore: assembly and functions of the multilayered coat
Sporulation in Bacillus subtilis involves an asymmetric cell division followed by differentiation into two cell types, the endospore and the mother cell. The endospore coat is a multilayered shellExpand
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Secretion, localization, and antibacterial activity of TasA, a Bacillus subtilis spore-associated protein.
The synthesis and subcellular localization of the proteins that comprise the Bacillus subtilis spore are under a variety of complex controls. To better understand these controls, we have identifiedExpand
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Characterization of spores of Bacillus subtilis which lack dipicolinic acid.
Spores of Bacillus subtilis with a mutation in spoVF cannot synthesize dipicolinic acid (DPA) and are too unstable to be purified and studied in detail. However, the spores of a strain lacking theExpand
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Morphogenesis of bacillus spore surfaces.
Spores produced by bacilli are encased in a proteinaceous multilayered coat and, in some species (including Bacillus anthracis), further surrounded by a glycoprotein-containing exosporium. ToExpand
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Establishment of cell type by compartmentalized activation of a transcription factor.
Early in the process of spore formation in Bacillus subtilis a septum is formed that partitions the sporangium into daughter cells called the forespore and the mother cell. The daughter cells eachExpand
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Maximum shields: the assembly and function of the bacterial spore coat.
  • A. Driks
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Trends in microbiology
  • 1 June 2002
Spores produced by bacilli and clostridia are surrounded by a multilayered protein shell called the coat. As the armor-like appearance of the coat suggests, this structure, along with others withinExpand
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The Bacillus subtilis spore coat protein interaction network
Bacterial spores are surrounded by a morphologically complex, mechanically flexible protein coat, which protects the spore from toxic molecules. The interactions among the over 50 proteins that makeExpand
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Analysis of the properties of spores of Bacillus subtilis prepared at different temperatures
Aims: To determine the effect of sporulation temperature on Bacillus subtilis spore resistance and spore composition.
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Growth and viability of Streptomyces coelicolor mutant for the cell division gene ftsZ
A homologue of the bacterial cell division gene ftsZ was cloned from the filamentous bacterium Streptomyces coelicolor. The gene was located on the physical map of the chromosome at about ‘11Expand
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