Sporulation in Bacillus brevis: studies on protease and protein turnover.

Bacillus brevis ATCC 9999 sporulated without the production of extracellular protease when grown and allowed to sporulate on nutrient agar plates containing either azo-albumin, casein, or gelatin. Intracellular protease could not be detected in extracts of cells grown in nutrient broth-salts media. However, approximately one-fifth of the level of protease… (More)