Accession Number : ADA271026


Title :   The Cortical Peptidoglycan from Spores of Bacillus Megaterium and Bacillus Subtilis Is Not Highly Cross-Linked


Corporate Author : CONNECTICUT UNIV HEALTH CENTER FARMINGTON DEPT OF BIOCHEMISTRY


Personal Author(s) : Popham, David L. ; Setlow, Peter


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA271026


Report Date : MAY 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : Determination by amino acid analyses of the percentage of diaminopimelic acid in the spore cortex of Bacillus megaterium and Bacillus subtilis which is involved in interpeptide cross-links gave values of 31 to 37%. This finding supports the idea that the cortex volume could undergo significant changes in response to changes in pH or ionic strength and could thus play an active role in reducing the water content of the spore protoplast during sporulation. Spores, Peptidoglycan, Spore resistance, Peptidoglycan crosslinking, Bacillus subtilis.


Descriptors :   *SPORES , *BACILLUS SUBTILIS , *AMINO ACIDS , *CROSSLINKING(CHEMISTRY) , REPRINTS , VOLUME , CORES , VALUE , ACIDS , RESISTANCE(BIOLOGY) , RECREATION , DETERMINATION , RESPONSE , SPORULATION , WATER , PEPTIDES , ENZYMES


Subject Categories : BIOLOGY
      MICROBIOLOGY
      ORGANIC CHEMISTRY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE