Control of sporulation initiation in Bacillus subtilis

Curr Opin Microbiol. 2000 Dec;3(6):561-6. doi: 10.1016/s1369-5274(00)00141-7.


Recent work has provided new insights into the mechanisms by which Bacillus subtilis responds to signals that reflect high population density and nutritional limitation, the mechanisms that regulate activation of the key transcription factor Spo0A, and the physical basis for critical aspects of the Spo0A phosphorelay.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Bacillus subtilis / physiology*
  • Bacterial Proteins / chemistry
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Bacterial
  • Spores, Bacterial / metabolism
  • Transcription Factors / chemistry
  • Transcription Factors / genetics
  • Transcription Factors / metabolism*
  • Transcription, Genetic


  • Bacterial Proteins
  • Spo0A protein, Bacillus subtilis
  • Transcription Factors