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7. Prokaryotic Cell Structures & Functions

The Glycocalyx: Capsules & Slime Layers

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The Glycocalyx: Capsules & Slime Layers

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What is the function of the glycocalyx in bacterial cells?

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__________ is the slime-like layer of polysaccharides on the outer surface of bacterial cells.

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Capsules vs. Slime Layers

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___________ are an organized layer of polysaccharides tightly anchored to the cell wall.

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Which of the following is not a function of slime layers and capsules: