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Slime layer

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An irregular, diffuse, unorganized form of glycocalyx in bacterial cells, comprised mostly of exopolysaccharides, glycoproteins, and glycolipids, and renders protection from dessication, loss of nutrients, and chemical insult (e.g. antimicrobial action)


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Bacterial cells with slime layer have the capacity to survive sterilization by means of chlorine, iodine, and so on, but not decontamination by autoclaving or by flushing with boiling water.


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