Physical and functional characterization of the Bacillus subtilis spoIIM gene.


The spoIIM locus of Bacillus subtilis is the most recently discovered of six genetic loci in which mutations can prevent the synthesis of a normal asymmetric septum or prevent migration of the septal structure to engulf the forespore compartment of the sporangium. Ultrastructure studies of a spoIIM mutant confirmed a block prior to the completion of… (More)