TABLE 3.

Core wet density and water content of dormant and superdormant spores of Bacillus speciesa

SpeciesCore wet density (g/ml)Core water content (g/100 g wet wt)
DormantSuperdormantDormantSuperdormant
B. cereus1.3401.3504743
B. megaterium1.3241.3345450
B. subtilis1.3621.3783832
  • a The core wet densities of dormant and superdormant spores were determined as described in Materials and Methods and are the averages of two determinations that varied ≤0.002 g/ml. Core water content was calculated as described in Materials and Methods. Superdormant spores of B. cereus, B. megaterium, and B. subtilis were prepared with inosine, d-glucose, and l-alanine, respectively.