by Sruthi Boppuri
TEK 4C: What are endospores and what do they do?
The Formation of Endospores
The cell's DNA disintegrates as the cytoplasmic membrane engulfs the forespore within a second membrane.
A cortex is formed between the two membranes
A spore coat is formed
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