"Bacterial Capsules" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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An envelope of loose gel surrounding a bacterial cell which is associated with the virulence of pathogenic bacteria. Some capsules have a well-defined border, whereas others form a slime layer that trails off into the medium. Most capsules consist of relatively simple polysaccharides but there are some bacteria whose capsules are made of polypeptides.
- Bacterial Capsules
- Capsules, Bacterial
- Bacterial Capsule
- Capsule, Bacterial
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