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Fruiting body formation by Bacillus subtilis
Spore formation by the bacterium Bacillus subtilis has long been studied as a model for cellular differentiation, but predominantly as a single cell. When analyzed within the context of highlyExpand
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High- and low-threshold genes in the Spo0A regulon of Bacillus subtilis.
The master regulator for entry into sporulation in Bacillus subtilis is the response regulator Spo0A, which directly governs the expression of about 121 genes. Using cells in which the synthesis ofExpand
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The Spo0A regulon of Bacillus subtilis
The master regulator for entry into sporulation in Bacillus subtilis is the DNA‐binding protein Spo0A, which has been found to influence, directly or indirectly, the expression of over 500 genesExpand
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Cannibalism by Sporulating Bacteria
Spore formation by the bacterium Bacillus subtilis is an elaborate developmental process that is triggered by nutrient limitation. Here we report that cells that have entered the pathway to sporulateExpand
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Genes involved in formation of structured multicellular communities by Bacillus subtilis.
The spore-forming bacterium Bacillus subtilis is capable of assembling multicellular communities (biofilms) that display a high degree of spatiotemporal organization. Wild strains that have notExpand
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Genome-wide analysis of the stationary-phase sigma factor (sigma-H) regulon of Bacillus subtilis.
Sigma-H is an alternative RNA polymerase sigma factor that directs the transcription of many genes that function at the transition from exponential growth to stationary phase in Bacillus subtilis.Expand
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The sigmaE regulon and the identification of additional sporulation genes in Bacillus subtilis.
We report the identification and characterization on a genome-wide basis of genes under the control of the developmental transcription factor sigma(E) in Bacillus subtilis. The sigma(E) factorExpand
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A Three-Protein Signaling Pathway Governing Immunity to a Bacterial Cannibalism Toxin
We describe a three-protein signal-transduction pathway that governs immunity to a protein toxin involved in cannibalism by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus subtilis. Cells of B. subtilis enterExpand
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Cannibalism: a social behavior in sporulating Bacillus subtilis.
A social behavior named cannibalism has been described during the early stages of sporulation of the Gram-positive Bacillus subtilis. This phenomenon is based on the heterogeneity of sporulatingExpand
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SpoIIIE and a novel type of DNA translocase, SftA, couple chromosome segregation with cell division in Bacillus subtilis
Cell division must only occur once daughter chromosomes have been fully separated. However, the initiating event of bacterial cell division, assembly of the FtsZ ring, occurs while chromosomeExpand
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