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Which of the following statements is true about Glycocalyx?

1. It is of same composition and thickness among different bacteria though it may differ whethe tightly or loosely attached.

2. It could be a loose sheath called the capsule in some

3. While in others it may be tightly bound and tough, called the slime layer.

( a ) All are incorrect
( b ) 1 is correct but 2 and 3 are incorrect
( c ) 2 is correct but 1 and 3 are incorrect
( d ) 3 is correct but 1 and 2 are incorrect

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(A) is the right answer.

Glycocalyx differs in composition and thickness among different bacteria. It could be a loose sheath called the slime layer in some, while in others it may be thick and tough, called the capsule.
answered Mar 20, 2014 by pady_1
 

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