ENDOSPORE FORMATION - are Bacillus and Clostridium . The...

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ENDOSPORE FORMATION In order to transmit disease, pathogenic bacteria must have a means of surviving transit from one host to another. Many organisms rely on human-to-human contact while others can survive in the environment some short periods of time. The extreme ability to survive environmental conditions is observed in organisms capable of forming endospores. Two important pathogenic genera that are capable of this transformation
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Unformatted text preview: are Bacillus and Clostridium . The process of sporulation begins when vegetative (or actively growing) cells exhaust their source of nutrients and involves seven distinct stages of differentiation. In the spore form, the organisms are very resistant to heat, radiation and drying and can remain dormant for hundreds of years. Once conditions are again favorable for growth, the spores can germinate and return to the vegetative state....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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