Lookup NU author(s): Professor Jeff Errington,
Dr Lizah Van der Aart
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© 2020 The Authors.Bacillus subtilis is the best studied model organism of the Gram-positive lineage. It is naturally transformable and has an extremely powerful genetic toolbox. It is fast growing and easy to cultivate. It is an important industrial organism, being proficient at secreting proteins and making small fine chemicals, as well as acting as a plant growth promoter. It has been an important model system for studying biofilms. Finally, it makes endospores, which have provided an exceptionally fruitful system for studying various central problems of cellular development, including the generation of asymmetry, cell fate determination and morphogenesis.
Author(s): Errington J, van der Aa LT
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Online publication date: 11/05/2020
Acceptance date: 16/04/2020
Date deposited: 17/06/2020
ISSN (print): 1350-0872
ISSN (electronic): 1465-2080
Publisher: Microbiology Society
PubMed id: 32391747
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