Gene conservation among endospore-forming bacteria reveals additional sporulation genes in Bacillus subtilis.

Abstract

The capacity to form endospores is unique to certain members of the low-G+C group of Gram-positive bacteria (Firmicutes) and requires signature sporulation genes that are highly conserved across members of distantly related genera, such as Clostridium and Bacillus. Using gene conservation among endospore-forming bacteria, we identified eight previously… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/JB.01778-12

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@article{Traag2013GeneCA, title={Gene conservation among endospore-forming bacteria reveals additional sporulation genes in Bacillus subtilis.}, author={Bjorn A Traag and Antonia Pugliese and Jonathan A. Eisen and Richard Losick}, journal={Journal of bacteriology}, year={2013}, volume={195 2}, pages={253-60} }