Summer meeting 201--when the sleepers wake: the germination of spores of Bacillus species.

  title={Summer meeting 201--when the sleepers wake: the germination of spores of Bacillus species.},
  author={Peter Setlow},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  volume={115 6},
Spores of Bacillus species can remain dormant and resistant for years, but can rapidly ‘come back to life’ in germination triggered by agents, such as specific nutrients, and non-nutrients, such as CaDPA, dodecylamine and hydrostatic pressure. Major events in germination include release of spore core monovalent cations and CaDPA, hydrolysis of the spore cortex peptidoglycan (PG) and expansion of the spore core. This leads to a well-hydrated spore protoplast in which metabolism and… CONTINUE READING
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