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  • Description: spore coat protein, inhibits sporulation, required for proper spore coat assembly

Gene name cmpA
Essential no
Product cortex morphogenetic protein A
Function control of spore cortex assembly
MW, pI
Gene length, protein length 111 bp, 37 aa
Immediate neighbours ydcI, ydcK
Get the DNA and protein sequences
(Ebmeier et al., 2012)
Genetic context

Categories containing this gene/protein

sporulation proteins

This gene is a member of the following regulons

SigE regulon, SpoIIID regulon

The gene

Basic information

  • Locus tag: not available

Phenotypes of a mutant

Database entries

  • BsubCyc: ?
  • DBTBS entry: no entry
  • SubtiList entry: no entry

Additional information

The protein

Basic information/ Evolution

  • Catalyzed reaction/ biological activity:
    • orchestrates spore coat and cortex assembly PubMed
    • represses cortex assembly until spore coat assembly successfully initiates PubMed
  • Protein family:
  • Paralogous protein(s):

Extended information on the protein

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Database entries

  • BsubCyc: ?
  • Structure:
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Additional information

Expression and regulation

  • Regulation:
    • expressed early during sporulation in the mother cell (SigE) PubMed
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Biological materials

  • Mutant:
  • Expression vector:
  • lacZ fusion:
  • GFP fusion:
  • two-hybrid system:
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Labs working on this gene/protein

Your additional remarks


Additional publications: PubMed

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