Outer structures of bacteria
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Published by Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. in New York, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Bacterial cell walls.,
  • Bacteria -- Morphology.,
  • Bacteria -- Cytology.,
  • Cell wall.,
  • Pili, Bacterial.,
  • Flagella.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Woutera van Iterson.
SeriesBenchmark papers in microbiology ;, 18
ContributionsIterson, Woutera van, 1914-
LC ClassificationsQR77.3 .O97 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 512 p. :
Number of Pages512
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3168721M
ISBN 100442288328
LC Control Number83010800

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1 Structure of the Bacterial Cell All bacterial cells are surrounded by at least one membrane, the cytoplasmic membrane enclosing the cytoplasm. This simple enclosure can be found only by species living within eukaryotic cells such as Mycoplasma spp. But most cells are surrounded in addition by a thick cell wall (the Gram-positives) and another File Size: 1MB.   Scientists have spent years studying the structures and mechanisms bacteria use to resist antibiotics. Researchers can now describe the efflux pumps and transporters that certain disease-causing. But bacteria can be more complex, with a variety of additional internal components to be found that can contribute to their capabilities. Most of these components are cytoplasmic but some of them are periplasmic, located in the space between the cytoplasmic and outer membrane in gram negative bacteria. Michael S. Donnenberg, in Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases (Eighth Edition), Outer Membrane. The outer membrane of gram-negative bacteria is an asymmetrical lipid bilayer. Phospholipids occur almost exclusively in the inner leaflet, whereas the outer lipid is mostly composed of LPS.

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