Intermediate metabolism of aerobic spores. IV. Alanine deamination during the germination of spores of Bacillus cereus.

@article{Oconnor1959IntermediateMO,
  title={Intermediate metabolism of aerobic spores. IV. Alanine deamination during the germination of spores of Bacillus cereus.},
  author={R O'connor and Harlyn O. Halvorson},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={1959},
  volume={78},
  pages={844-51}
}
Rapid germination of bacterial spores may be initiated by exposing them to simple chemical agents. Of these, L-alanine has been most frequently reported (Stedman, 1956). Although the interaction of L-alanine with spores during the early stages of germination has been a subject of increasing interest in recent years, little is known of the nature of this… CONTINUE READING