Characterization of cotJ, a sigma E-controlled operon affecting the polypeptide composition of the coat of Bacillus subtilis spores.

@article{Henriques1995CharacterizationOC,
  title={Characterization of cotJ, a sigma E-controlled operon affecting the polypeptide composition of the coat of Bacillus subtilis spores.},
  author={Adriano O Henriques and Bernard W. Beall and K. E. Roland and Charles P. Moran},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={1995},
  volume={177 12},
  pages={3394-406}
}
The outermost protective structure found in endospores of Bacillus subtilis is a thick protein shell known as the coat, which makes a key contribution to the resistance properties of the mature spore and also plays a role in its interaction with compounds able to trigger germination. The coat is organized as a lamellar inner layer and an electron-dense outer layer and has a complex polypeptide composition. Here we report the cloning and characterization of an operon, cotJ, located at about 62… CONTINUE READING