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J Bacteriol. 1996 August; 178(16): 5039–5041.
PMCID: PMC178293

Identification of additional genes under the control of the transcription factor sigma F of Bacillus subtilis.


We describe the identification of five transcriptional units under the control of the sporulation transcription factor sigma F in Bacillus subtilis. These are csfA, csfB, csfC, csfD, and csfF, located at approximately 230 degrees, 2 degrees, 316 degrees, 205 degrees, and approximately 290 degrees, respectively, on the genetic map. Null mutations in csfA, csfB, csfC, or csfD, either alone or together, do not cause a noticeable defect in sporulation or germination.

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