The Bacillus subtilis endospore: assembly and functions of the multilayered coat

  title={The Bacillus subtilis endospore: assembly and functions of the multilayered coat},
  author={Peter T. McKenney and A. Driks and P. Eichenberger},
  journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology},
  • Peter T. McKenney, A. Driks, P. Eichenberger
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Microbiology
  • Sporulation in Bacillus subtilis involves an asymmetric cell division followed by differentiation into two cell types, the endospore and the mother cell. The endospore coat is a multilayered shell that protects the bacterial genome during stress conditions and is composed of dozens of proteins. Recently, fluorescence microscopy coupled with high-resolution image analysis has been applied to the dynamic process of coat assembly and has shown that the coat is organized into at least four distinct… CONTINUE READING
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