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Gene. 1998 Jun 8;212(2):179-88.

Characterization of yhcN, a new forespore-specific gene of Bacillus subtilis.

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

Abstract

A new Bacillus subtilis sporulation-specific gene, yhcN, has been identified, the expression of which is dependent on the forespore-specific sigma factor sigmaG and to a much lesser extent on sigmaF. A translational yhcN-lacZ fusion is expressed at a very high level in the forespore, and the protein encoded by yhcN was detected in the inner spore membrane. A yhcN mutant sporulates normally and yhcN spores have identical resistance properties to wild-type spores. However, the outgrowth of yhcN spores is slower than that of wild-type spores.

PMID:
9611260
DOI:
10.1016/s0378-1119(98)00172-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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