|Title||Efficient inhibition of germination of coat-deficient bacterial spores by multivalent metal cations, including terbium (Tb³+). |
|Publication Type||Journal Article |
|Year of Publication||2011 |
|Authors||Yi, X, Bond, C, Sarker, MR, Setlow, P |
|Journal||Applied and environmental microbiology |
|Date Published||2011 Aug |
Release of dipicolinic acid (DPA) and its fluorescence with terbium (Tb(3+)) allow rapid measurement of the germination and viability of spores of Bacillus and Clostridium species. However, germination of coat-deficient Bacillus spores was strongly inhibited by Tb(3+) and some other multivalent cations. Tb(3+) also inhibited germination of coat-deficient Clostridium perfringens spores.