Indole and 3-indolylacetonitrile inhibit spore maturation in Paenibacillus alvei

@inproceedings{Kim2010IndoleA3,
  title={Indole and 3-indolylacetonitrile inhibit spore maturation in Paenibacillus alvei},
  author={Yong-Guy Kim and Jin-Hyung Lee and Moo Hwan Cho and Jintae Lee},
  booktitle={BMC Microbiology},
  year={2010}
}
Bacteria use diverse signaling molecules to ensure the survival of the species in environmental niches. A variety of both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria produce large quantities of indole that functions as an intercellular signal controlling diverse aspects of bacterial physiology. In this study, we sought a novel role of indole in a Gram-positive bacteria Paenibacillus alvei that can produce extracellular indole at a concentration of up to 300 μM in the stationary phase in Luria… CONTINUE READING