Superdormant spores of bacillus species germinate normally with high pressure, peptidoglycan fragments, and bryostatin.

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Superdormant spores of Bacillus cereus and Bacillus subtilis germinated just as well as dormant spores with pressures of 150 or 500 MPa and with or without heat activation. Superdormant B. subtilis spores also germinated as well as dormant spores with peptidoglycan fragments or bryostatin, a Ser/Thr protein kinase activator. 
DOI: 10.1128/JB.01497-09

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