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Bacterial Capsules MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Bacterial Capsules
Tree Number(s)
A20.186
Unique ID
D016667
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016667
Scope Note
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.
Entry Version
BACT CAPSULES
Entry Term(s)
Bacterial Capsule
Capsule, Bacterial
Capsules, Bacterial
Previous Indexing
Polysaccharides, Bacterial (1966-1991)
Public MeSH Note
92
History Note
92
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/01/24
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Bacterial Capsules Preferred
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