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Table 3 Ca2+-DPA germination in selected Bacillus spp

From: Role of the gerA operon in L-alanine germination of Bacillus licheniformisspores

Concentration (mM) Germinationa
DPA CaCl2 B. licheniformisMW3 B. licheniformisNVH-1307 B. subtilisB252 B. cereusATCC 14579
80 100 ~70% ~70% > 99% NTb
45 50 ~10-20% ~10-20% ~50% > 99%
20 30 < 5% < 5% < 5% ~50%
  1. adescribed as an approximate percentage of phase dark spores after screening of microscopic slides by phase contrast microscopy (100x) after 3 hours exposure in room temperature. Performed in duplicate on two individual spore batches and repeated at least twice.
  2. bNT; Not Tested