Sporulation protein YabP (IPR012504)

Short name: Spore_YabP

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships


Members of this protein family are the YabP protein of the bacterial sporulation program, as found in Bacillus subtilis, Clostridium tetani, and other spore-forming members of the Firmicutes. In B. subtilis, a yabP single mutant appears to sporulate and germinate normally [PMID: 11283287], but is in an operon with yabQ (essential for formation of the spore cortex), it near-universal among endospore-forming bacteria, and is found nowhere else. YabP is involved in spore coat assembly during the process of sporulation [PMID: 15231775].

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.