Fig. 4: Endospore Germination, Step 1

With the proper environmental stimuli, the endospore germinates. As the protective layers of the endospore are enzymatically broken down, a vegetative bacterium begins to form and emerge.

Illustration of Endospore Germination, Step 1.jpg by Gary E. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology, The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus
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Last updated: August, 2018
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