TABLE 1.

B. subtilis strains used in this work

StrainGenotype/phenotypeSource and/or reference
3610Undomesticated wild typeNCIB 3610 and reference 3
JH642trpC2 pheA1J. Hoch
GHB1Δ(ktrAB::Neo)E. Bremer
GHB6ΔktrC::SpecE. Bremer
GHB12ΔktrD::TetE. Bremer
SF62StnrA62ΩTn917Δerm::Spec trpC2S. Fisher
Derivatives of     strain 3610
    DS64Δhag::mls17
    DS1010pIC33316
    MH11tnrA62ΩTn917Δerm::SpecThis work
    RF3K1alsSΩTn3K1 SpecThis work
    RF3K3glnAΩTn3K3 SpecThis work
    RF3S3srfABΩTn3S3 SpecThis work
    RF3S7srfABΩTn3S7 SpecThis work
    RF3S11srfAAΩTn3S11 SpecThis work
    RFK5purDΩTnK5 SpecThis work
    RFK6pyrBΩTnK6 SpecThis work
    RFK16purLΩTnK16 SpecThis work
    RFK20purLΩTnK20 SpecThis work
    RFK21purHΩTnK21 SpecThis work
    RFK32purHΩTnK32 SpecThis work
    RFK33purMΩTnK33 SpecThis work
    RFK34purFΩTnK34 SpecThis work
    RFKT7Δ(ktrAB::Neo)1This work
    RFKT22ΔktrC::SpecThis work
    RFKT31ΔktrD::TetThis work
    RFKT37ΔktrC::Spec ΔktrD::TetThis work