Role of dipicolinic acid in survival of Bacillus subtilis spores exposed to artificial and solar UV radiation.

@article{Slieman2001RoleOD,
  title={Role of dipicolinic acid in survival of Bacillus subtilis spores exposed to artificial and solar UV radiation.},
  author={Tony A. Slieman and Wayne Nicholson},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={67 3},
  pages={1274-9}
}
Pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid (dipicolinic acid [DPA]) constitutes approximately 10% of Bacillus subtilis spore dry weight and has been shown to play a significant role in the survival of B. subtilis spores exposed to wet heat and to 254-nm UV radiation in the laboratory. However, to date, no work has addressed the importance of DPA in the survival of spores exposed to environmentally relevant solar UV radiation. Air-dried films of spores containing DPA or lacking DPA due to a null mutation in… CONTINUE READING

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