Effects of sporulation conditions on the germination and germination protein levels of bacillus subtilis spores
Ramirez Peralta, Arturo
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Bacillus subtilis spores prepared in rich medium germinated faster with nutrient germinants than poor-medium spores as populations in liquid and multiple individual spores on a microscope slide. Poor-medium spores had longer average lag times between mixing of spores with nutrient germinants and initiation of Ca-dipicolinic acid (CaDPA) release. Rich-medium spores made at 37C germinated slightly faster with nutrient germinants than 23C spores in liquid, but not when spores germinated on a slide. The difference in germination characteristics of these spore populations in liquid was paralleled by changes in expression levels of a transcriptional lacZ fusion to the gerA operon, encoding a germinant receptor (GR).
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