What is endospore?

Endospore are:

  • - 1. A small, resistant, asexual spore, such as that formed within the vegetative cells of some bacteria, particularly those belonging to the genera Bacillus and Clostridium
  • - 2. The innermost layer of the wall of a spore.

An endospore is a dormant, tough, and non reproductive structure produced by some bacteria in the phylum Bacillota. The name «endospore» is suggestive of a spore or seed like form, but it is not a true spore. It is a stripped down, dormant form to…

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