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  • Description: spore coat protein

Gene name cotF
Essential no
Product spore coat protein
Function resistance of the spore
Gene expression levels in SubtiExpress: cotF
MW, pI 18 kDa, 7.374
Gene length, protein length 480 bp, 160 aa
Immediate neighbours yyzH, hypR
Get the DNA and protein sequences
(Barbe et al., 2009)
Genetic context
CotF context.gif
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Expression at a glance   PubMed
CotF expression.png

Categories containing this gene/protein

sporulation proteins

This gene is a member of the following regulons

SigK regulon

The gene

Basic information

  • Locus tag: BSU40530

Phenotypes of a mutant

Database entries

  • DBTBS entry: [1]
  • SubtiList entry: [2]

Additional information

The protein

Basic information/ Evolution

  • Catalyzed reaction/ biological activity:
  • Protein family: cotF family (according to Swiss-Prot)
  • Paralogous protein(s):

Extended information on the protein

  • Kinetic information:
  • Domains:
  • Modification:
  • Cofactor(s):
  • Effectors of protein activity:

Database entries

  • Structure:
  • KEGG entry: [3]
  • E.C. number:

Additional information

Expression and regulation

  • Operon: cotF (according to DBTBS)
  • Regulation:
  • Additional information:

Biological materials

  • Mutant:
  • Expression vector:
  • lacZ fusion:
  • GFP fusion:
  • two-hybrid system:
  • Antibody:

Labs working on this gene/protein

Your additional remarks


Daisuke Imamura, Ritsuko Kuwana, Hiromu Takamatsu, Kazuhito Watabe
Localization of proteins to different layers and regions of Bacillus subtilis spore coats.
J. Bacteriol.: 2010, 192(2);518-24
[PubMed:19933362] [] [DOI] (I p)

Leif Steil, Mónica Serrano, Adriano O Henriques, Uwe Völker
Genome-wide analysis of temporally regulated and compartment-specific gene expression in sporulating cells of Bacillus subtilis.
Microbiology (Reading): 2005, 151(Pt 2);399-420
[PubMed:15699190] [] [DOI] (P p)

Patrick Eichenberger, Masaya Fujita, Shane T Jensen, Erin M Conlon, David Z Rudner, Stephanie T Wang, Caitlin Ferguson, Koki Haga, Tsutomu Sato, Jun S Liu, Richard Losick
The program of gene transcription for a single differentiating cell type during sporulation in Bacillus subtilis.
PLoS Biol.: 2004, 2(10);e328
[PubMed:15383836] [] [DOI] (I p)

S Cutting, L B Zheng, R Losick
Gene encoding two alkali-soluble components of the spore coat from Bacillus subtilis.
J. Bacteriol.: 1991, 173(9);2915-9
[PubMed:1708381] [] [DOI] (P p)