Sporulation genes in members of the low G+C Gram-type-positive phylogenetic branch (Firmicutes)

  title={Sporulation genes in members of the low G+C Gram-type-positive phylogenetic branch (Firmicutes)},
  author={Rob Uche Onyenwoke and Julie A. Brill and Kamyar Farahi and Juergen Wiegel},
  journal={Archives of Microbiology},
Endospore formation is a specific property found within bacteria belonging to the Gram-type-positive low G+C mol% branch (Firmicutes) of a phylogenetic tree based on 16S rRNA genes. Within the Gram-type-positive bacteria, endospore-formers and species without observed spore formation are widely intermingled. In the present study, a previously reported experimental method (PCR and Southern hybridization assays) and analysis of genome sequences from 52 bacteria and archaea representing… 

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