bacterial capsule


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bacterial capsule

[bak′tir·ē·əl ′kap·səl]
(microbiology)
A thick, mucous envelope, composed of polypeptides or carbohydrates, surrounding some bacteria.
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Double-headed white arrow represent the size of bacterial capsule. (b) The change of capsule thickness of S.
Bacterial surfaces are highly hydrophobic and defined by bacterial capsule constituents.