Internalizing DNA

Res Microbiol. Jul-Aug 2000;151(6):475-80. doi: 10.1016/s0923-2508(00)00166-2.


The steps involved in the transformation of Bacillus subtilis are reviewed. These include the initial binding, processing and passage of DNA across the cell wall and transport across the plasma membrane. Our understanding of the roles of the proteins known to be required for these steps is reviewed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bacillus subtilis / genetics*
  • Bacillus subtilis / metabolism
  • Bacterial Proteins / metabolism
  • Carrier Proteins / metabolism
  • DNA, Bacterial / metabolism*
  • Membrane Proteins / metabolism
  • Transformation, Bacterial*


  • Bacterial Proteins
  • Carrier Proteins
  • DNA, Bacterial
  • Membrane Proteins