Characterization of Bacillus anthracis germinant receptors in vitro.

  title={Characterization of Bacillus anthracis germinant receptors in vitro.},
  author={Nathan Wayne Fisher and Philip Hanna},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  volume={187 23},
Bacillus anthracis begins its infectious cycle as a metabolically dormant cell type, the endospore. Upon entry into a host, endospores rapidly differentiate into vegetative bacilli through the process of germination, thus initiating anthrax. Elucidation of the signals that trigger germination and the receptors that recognize them is critical to understanding the pathogenesis of B. anthracis. Individual mutants deficient in each of the seven putative germinant receptor-encoding loci were… CONTINUE READING


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