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2.5: Structures Outside the Cell Wall

Skills to Develop

  • The overall purpose of this Learning Object is to list the various cellular components that are often found external to the bacterial cell wall.

In this section on Prokaryotic Cell Anatomy we are looking at the various anatomical parts that make up a bacterium. We will now look at the following structures located outside the cell wall of many bacteria: (1) glycocalyx (capsule) and S-layer, (2) flagella, and (3) pili.

Contributors

  • Dr. Gary Kaiser (COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE COUNTY, CATONSVILLE CAMPUS)