By Nicholas H. Bergman

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Anthracis is a coat protein as well. The coat proteins CotE and CotH also affect germination in both B. subtilis and B. , 1988). In B. anthracis, cotE mutant spores have a surprising phenotype: germination inside a macrophage does not render them as sensitive to macrophage killing as does germinating wild-type spores. Although the reason for this relative insensitivity is unknown, a likely clue comes from the observation that cotE mutant spores are delayed in the resumption of metabolism in in vitro experiments.

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