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J Mol Microbiol Biotechnol. 1999 Nov;1(2):203-9.

Cold shock response in Bacillus subtilis.

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Biological Laboratories, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.


Following a rapid decrease in temperature, the physiology of Bacillus subtilis cells changes profoundly. Cold shock adaptation has been monitored at the level of membrane composition, adjustment in DNA topology, and change in cytosolic protein synthesis/composition. Some major players in these processes (cold-stress induced proteins and cold acclimatization proteins, CIPs and CAPs) have been identified and mechanisms in cold shock acclimatization begin to emerge; however, important questions regarding their cellular function still need to be answered.

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