A Myxococcus xanthus bacterial tyrosine kinase, BtkA, is required for the formation of mature spores

Yoshio Kimura, Shinji Yamashita, Yumi Mori, Yuki Kitajima, Kaoru Takegawa

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Abstract

A Myxococcus xanthus cytoplasmic bacterial tyrosine kinase, BtkA, showed phosphorylation activity in the presence of Exo. Phosphorylated BtkA was expressed late after starvation induction and early after glycerol induction. The btkA mutant was unable to complete maturation to heat-and sonication-resistant spores under both starvation- and glycerol-induced developmental conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5853-5857
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Volume193
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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