Effect of Temperature on the Cannibalistic Behavior of Bacillus subtilis

Subir Kumar Nandy, Vinay Prasad, K. V. Venkatesh

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Abstract

Bacillus subtilis resorts to cannibalism to delay sporulation under severe nutritional limitation. We report the effect of temperature on the dynamics of cannibalism demonstrated by B. subtilis. A model consisting of a delay differential equation may explain the effect of temperature on the dynamics of cannibalism.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAPPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY
Volume74
Issue number23
Pages (from-to)7427-7430
ISSN0099-2240
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • dynamics of cannibalism
  • effect of temperature
  • nutritional limitation
  • sporulation delay
  • Eubacteria Bacteria Microorganisms (Bacteria, Eubacteria, Microorganisms) - Endospore-forming Gram-Positives [07810] Bacillus subtilis species strain-IRN 235/238, strain-168trpC2
  • 07002, Behavioral biology - General and comparative behavior
  • 31000, Physiology and biochemistry of bacteria
  • Behavior

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