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The use of inhibitors to identify early events during Bacillus megaterium KM spore germination.

The germination response of spores of Bacillus megaterium KM, as measured by loss of A600, is more than 95% inhibited by 1 mM-HgCl2. Two Hg2+-sensitive sites (referred to as 'sites I and II') have been identified during germination. Site I represents a pre-commitment event and can be protected from HgCl2 by 50 mM-D-alanine, whereas site II represents a post-commitment event and is not D-alanine-protectable. At 1 mM-HgCl2, 25% of the spore population becomes committed to germinate, but an A600 loss of less than 5% occurs. In this system, loss of heat resistance was associated with commitment, whereas selective cortex hydrolysis, release of pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid, Zn2+ and soluble peptidoglycan, as well as loss of refractility, were identified as post-commitment events. The commitment event was reversibly inhibited by several proteinase inhibitors and a membrane bulking agent. A model of spore germination based on these results is presented.[1]


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