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Bacterial spores are encased in a protein shield (or coat) that confers resistance against noxious chemicals and predation, protects the underlying cortex peptidoglycan layer from the action of lytic enzymes, and is a key sensor of the environment. The spore surface proteins are synthesized in the mother cell, one of the two compartments of the sporulating cell.

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