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S layer

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A single layer of about 5 to 25 nm in thickness, comprised of identical proteins (glycoproteins) surrounding the cell of many bacteria and archaea


"S" in S layer stands for "surface", thus S layer is essentially the surface layer surrounding the cells of different bacterial and archaean species.

The various functions of S layer are:


  • S-layer


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