Biochemical changes during sporulation of Bacillus stearothermophilus.

The process of sporulation was studied in Bacillus stearothermophilus. A medium is described that supports good growth and sporulation of the organism. In this medium, which contains glucose, salts, and amino acids, acetate starts to accumulate before any of the glucose is catabolized. Enzymes of the tricarboxylic acid cycle are present at all times during… CONTINUE READING