Germination properties of a spore coat-defective mutant of Bacillus subtilis.

  • A C P Moir
  • Published 1981 in Journal of bacteriology
The presence of the gerE36 mutation in strains of Bacillus subtilis 168 resulted in poor germination of their spores in a range of germinants, as measured by the fall in absorbance of spore suspensions. Although resistant to heat and organic solvents, spores were sensitive to lysozyme; electron microscopy revealed that their coat structure was incomplete… CONTINUE READING