Roles of Bacillus endospores in the environment
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- Nicholson, W. CMLS, Cell. Mol. Life Sci. (2002) 59: 410. doi:10.1007/s00018-002-8433-7
The occurrence and diverse roles of Bacillus spp. and their endospores in the environment is reviewed, with particular emphasis on soil ecology, host-symbiont and host-parasite interactions, and human exploitation of spores as biological control agents and probiotics.