Structural analysis of Bacillus subtilis spore peptidoglycan during sporulation.

@article{MeadorParton2000StructuralAO,
  title={Structural analysis of Bacillus subtilis spore peptidoglycan during sporulation.},
  author={J Meador-Parton and David L Popham},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2000},
  volume={182 16},
  pages={4491-9}
}
A major structural element of bacterial endospores is a peptidoglycan (PG) wall. This wall is produced between the two opposed membranes surrounding the developing forespore and is composed of two layers. The inner layer is the germ cell wall, which appears to have a structure similar to that of the vegetative cell wall and which serves as the initial cell wall following spore germination. The outer layer, the cortex, has a modified structure, is required for maintenance of spore dehydration… CONTINUE READING
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