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a viscous, gelatinous polymer made of polysaccharide or polypeptide that is made inside the cell and secreted to the cell surface
glycocalyx that is organized and firmly attached to the cell wall; often prevent phagocytosis
extracellular polysaccharide (EPS)
glycocalyx made of sugars that lets bacteria attach to various surfaces
the globular protein in a filament that is arranged in several intertwining chains that form a helix around a hollow core
axial filaments (endoflagella)
bundgles of fibrils that arise at the ends of the cell beneath outer sheath and spiral around cell
selectively permeable membrane enclosing the cytoplasm of a cell, which is internal to the cell wall in bacteria
type of protein in outher membrane of gram-negative cell walls that permits passage of small molecules
sugars that function as antigens and are useful for distinguishing species of gram-negative bacteria
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