Role of ger proteins in nutrient and nonnutrient triggering of spore germination in Bacillus subtilis.

@article{Paidhungat2000RoleOG,
  title={Role of ger proteins in nutrient and nonnutrient triggering of spore germination in Bacillus subtilis.},
  author={Madan Paidhungat and Peter Setlow},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2000},
  volume={182 9},
  pages={
          2513-9
        }
}
Dormant Bacillus subtilis spores germinate in the presence of particular nutrients called germinants. The spores are thought to recognize germinants through receptor proteins encoded by the gerA family of operons, which includes gerA, gerB, and gerK. We sought to substantiate this putative function of the GerA family proteins by characterizing spore germination in a mutant strain that contained deletions at all known gerA-like loci. As expected, the mutant spores germinated very poorly in a… CONTINUE READING
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