Sporulation stage V, protein M (IPR012609)

Short name: Spore_V_M

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships



This family consists of the stage V sporulation (SpoV) proteins of Bacillus subtilis which includes SpoVM. SpoVM is an small, 26 residue-long protein that is produced in the mother cell chamber of the sporangium during the process of sporulation in B. subtilis. SpoVM forms an amphipathic alpha-helix and is recruited to the polar septum shortly after the sporangium undergoes asymmetric division. The function of SpoVM depends on proper subcellular localisation [PMID: 12562810].

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