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Namespore formation
DescriptionYES NO CRYPTIC A spore is tough, durable, metabolically inert differentiated form of an organism, capable of returning to active growth (germination) under the right conditions. The property is set to YES if the literature consistently describes a developmental stage as a spore or process as sporulation, even if biochemical and physical mechanisms differ substantially. Sporulation is described as CRYPTIC if genes are found that predict sporulation but spores have never been seen. Bacillus subtilis undergoes a well-studied sporulation procedure with an asymmetrical partition between mother cell and forespore compartments. Streptomyes, in contrast, differentiates to form aerial mycelia where sporulation occurs.
Parent PropertyGenProp0074: virulence
GenProp0167: cellular growth, organization and division
Gene Ontology TermGO:0030436: asexual sporulation (biological_process)

Parent Properties
GenProp0167cellular growth, organization and division

Child Properties
GenProp0610endospore formation marker gene set

Sibling Properties
GenProp0032pathogen of plants
GenProp0052type III secretion
GenProp0056type IV pilus
GenProp0154intrinsic pathogen of animals
GenProp0648phage shock protein regulon
GenProp0707botulinum toxin system
GenProp0849quorum-sensing, Bacillus PlcR-PapR system
GenProp0165minCDE system
GenProp0166mreBCD system
GenProp0173cell shape
GenProp0201SMC-ScpA-ScpB complex
GenProp0206bacterial cell division septum system
GenProp0296intracytoplasmic membranes
GenProp0460gas vesicle
GenProp0678c-type cytochrome biogenesis, system I
GenProp0680c-type cytochrome biogenesis, system II