Percent of a given population of cells that become competent

Value 10 %
Organism Bacteria Bacillus subtilis
Reference Miller MB, Bassler BL. Quorum sensing in bacteria. Annu Rev Microbiol. 2001 55: 165-99. p.179 bottom paragraphPubMed ID11544353
Comments "B. subtilis is a soil organism that uses an elaborate peptide quorum sensing system to choose between development of the competent state and the sporulation process. Only 10% of a given population of B. subtilis cells become competent, and in contrast to S. pneumoniae, the competent state is achieved at the transition between logarithmic and stationary phase growth. (for review see refs 52, 83)."
Entered by Uri M
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