capsule type and/or synthesis in Bacillus spp.

Donald Chen - Microbiology chend at ucs.orst.edu
Fri Dec 25 13:13:55 EST 1992


Hi:

I am interested in the presence, type, synthesis, and gene
structure of capsules in Bacillus spp.  I am aware of capsule
in B. anthracis but I haven't found any other references for
other Bacillus spp. Are there other references I can get?

Is there any correlation between gram pos capsule and gram neg
capsule type/synthesis/regulation?

What is the rationale for making capsule in gram pos organisms
over, say, spore formation?

In B. anthracis, is capsule a normal situation? or does the 
absence of it favor spore formation?
Thanks for any help,
Don Chen



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