Definitions for bacterial capsules
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word bacterial capsules
U.S. National Library of Medicine
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.
Find a translation for the bacterial capsules definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"bacterial capsules." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2013. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/bacterial capsules>.