Family

Sporulation protein YabP (IPR012504)

Short name: Spore_YabP

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships

Description

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.
ProDom
PIRSF
TIGRFAMs