Roles of Bacillus endospores in the environment


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.

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Nicholson, W. Roles of Bacillus endospores in the environment. CMLS, Cell. Mol. Life Sci. 59, 410–416 (2002).

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  • Key words.Bacillus spp.; ecology; endospore; environment; pathogenesis; symbiosis.