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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The Utah biologists observed that the bacterial capsule invades citrus mealybug eggs before hatching.
In addition, the mucopolysaccharides of the bacterial capsule probably contribute to inhibition of phagocytosis.
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