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J Bacteriol. 1988 Mar;170(3):1403-4.

Properties of spores of Bacillus subtilis strains which lack the major small, acid-soluble protein.

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Department of Biochemistry, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington 06032.

Abstract

Bacillus subtilis strains containing a deletion in the gene coding for the major small, acid-soluble, spore protein (SASP-gamma) grew and sporulated, and their spores initiated germination normally, but outgrowth of SASP-gamma- spores was significantly slower than that of wild-type spores. The absence of SASP-gamma had no effect on spore protoplast density or spore resistance to heat or radiation. Consequently, SASP-gamma has a different function in spores than do the other major small, acid-soluble proteins.

PMID:
3125155
PMCID:
PMC210926
DOI:
10.1128/jb.170.3.1403-1404.1988
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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