- Autores: Abecasis AB, Alves R, Henriques AO, Pereira-Leal JB, Quintais L, Serrano M
- Ano de Publicação: 2013
- Journal: Journal of Bacteriology
- Link: http://jb.asm.org/content/195/9/2101.full
Bacterial endospores are the most resistant cell type known to humans, as they are able to withstand extremes of temperature, pressure, chemical injury, and time. They are also of interest because the endospore is the infective particle in a variety of human and livestock diseases.