Polyamine levels during growth, sporulation, and spore germination of Bacillus megaterium.

Spermidine was the major (>95%) polyamine of Bacillus megaterium in all stages of growth, although it could be replaced completely by spermine. Log-phase cells had 40 to 50% as much spermidine, based on ribonucleic acid (RNA) content, as did either stationary-phase cells or dormant spores; similar results were obtained in three other bacilli including an… CONTINUE READING