Dna stability and survival of bacillus subtilis spores in extreme dryness

@article{Dose2005DnaSA,
  title={Dna stability and survival of bacillus subtilis spores in extreme dryness},
  author={Klaus Dose and Markus Gill},
  journal={Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere},
  year={2005},
  volume={25},
  pages={277-293}
}
  • K. Dose, M. Gill
  • Published 1 June 1995
  • Biology
  • Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere
The inactivation of Bacillus subtilis spores during long-term exposure (up to several months) to extreme dryness (especially vacuum) is strain-dependent, through only to a small degree. During a first phase (lasting about four days) monolayers of spores lose about 20% of their viability, regardless of the strain studied. During this phase loss in viability can be equally attributed both to damages of hydrophobic structures (membranes and proteins) and DNA. During a second phase lasting for the… 

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