CSF, a species-specific extracellular signaling peptide for communication among strains of Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus mojavensis

J Bacteriol. 2008 Jun;190(11):4095-9. doi: 10.1128/JB.00187-08. Epub 2008 Mar 28.

Abstract

ComX and CSF are Bacillus subtilis extracellular signaling peptides. Many different strains of B. subtilis do not communicate due to strain-specific variation of ComX. We demonstrate that CSF is a species-specific signaling molecule that partially compensates for the lack of ComX-mediated communication between different strains of B. subtilis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Bacillus / physiology*
  • Bacillus subtilis / physiology
  • Bacterial Proteins / chemistry
  • Bacterial Proteins / metabolism*
  • Bacterial Proteins / physiology
  • Bacteriological Techniques
  • Esterases / chemistry
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Pheromones / metabolism
  • Quorum Sensing / physiology*
  • Repressor Proteins / chemistry
  • Species Specificity

Substances

  • Bacterial Proteins
  • ComX protein, Bacillus subtilis
  • Pheromones
  • PhrC protein, Bacillus subtilis
  • Repressor Proteins
  • Esterases
  • RapC protein, Bacillus subtilis

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AY664811
  • GENBANK/AY667584
  • GENBANK/AY667585
  • GENBANK/AY667586
  • GENBANK/AY672642
  • GENBANK/AY672643