Structure and assembly of the bacterial endospore coat.

  title={Structure and assembly of the bacterial endospore coat.},
  author={Adriano O Henriques and Charles P. Moran},
  volume={20 1},
Many biological processes are mediated through the action of multiprotein complexes, often assembled at specific cellular locations. Bacterial endospores for example, are encased in a proteinaceous coat, which confers resistance to lysozyme and harsh chemicals and influences the spore response to germinants. In Bacillus subtilis, the coat is composed of more than 20 polypeptides, organized into three main layers: an amorphous undercoat; a lamellar, lightly staining inner structure; and closely… CONTINUE READING