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J Bacteriol. 1992 Feb; 174(3): 1053–1054.
PMCID: PMC206193

Characterization of the Bacillus subtilis sporulation gene spoVK.


The sporulation gene spoVK of Bacillus subtilis was cloned by use of the insertional mutation spoVK::Tn917 omega HU8. The spoVK gene was shown to be the site of an incorrectly mapped mutation called spoVJ517. Thus, a separate spoVJ gene as defined by the 517 mutation does not exist and is instead identical with spoVK.

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