Concept Check Questions
• What is the function of RecA and RadA?
• What is the difference between the two daughters produced by Caulobacter crescentus division?
• What kind of macromolecule makes up the spore cortex? The spore coat?
• In diderms, which membrane forms the inner spore membrane? The outer spore membrane?
• Fendrihan et al. (2006). Extremely halophilic archaea and the issue of long-term microbial survival .
• Pletnev et al. (2015). Survival guide: Escherichia coli in the stationary phase .
• Tocheva et al. (2016). Sporulation, bacterial cell envelopes and the origin of life .
• Vreeland et al. (2000). Isolation of a 250 million-year-old halotolerant bacterium from a primary salt crystal .