Essential role of flavohemoglobin in long-term anaerobic survival of Bacillus subtilis

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A Bacillus subtilis culture incubated anaerobically in nitrate-containing medium lost viability during the first 3 days but recovered thereafter. A flavohemoglobin mutant showed very poor survival under these conditions unless the cells were prevented from carrying out nitrate respiration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6415-6418
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Issue number17
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006


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  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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