PMID: 27232Jul 3, 1978

An evaluation of respiration chain-associated functions during initiation of germination of Bacillus megaterium spores

Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta
S S Dills, J C Vary


In Bacillus megaterium QM B1551, spore germination could be initiated by glucose in the absence of detectable oxygen consumption, ATP synthesis or a pH decrease in the external media, suggesting that none of those reactions were mandatory. In addition, initiation of germination was insensitive to a variety of inhibitors of energy production or protonmotive force uncouplers. Therefore the respiratory chain-associated functions are not prerequisites for initiation of germination but these functions may be necessary to drive energy-dependent transport systems and other biosynthetic reactions during outgrowth.


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