Family

Small acid-soluble spore protein, SspH (IPR012610)

Short name: SASP_SspH

Family relationships

None.

Description

This family consists of the small acid-soluble spore proteins (SASP) of the H type (sspH). SspH are unique to spores of Bacillus subtilis and are expressed only in the forespore compartment during sporulation of this organism. The sspH genes are monocistronic and are recognised by the forespore-specific sigma factor for RNA polymerase - sigma-G. The specific role of this protein is unclear but is thought to play a role in sporulation under conditions different from that of the common laboratory tests of spore properties [PMID: 10333516].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0030436 asexual sporulation

Molecular Function

No terms assigned in this category.

Cellular Component

GO:0042601 endospore-forming forespore

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
TIGRFAMs
Pfam
HAMAP
ProDom