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Microbiol Sci. 1986 Dec;3(12):357-61.

The superficial protein arrays on bacteria.

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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.

Abstract

In nature, many bacteria possess a surface layer of regularly-structured protein subunits which is probably essential for survival in many ecological niches. These paracrystalline layers perform a variety of functions among the diverse groups of bacteria in which these superficial arrays have been detected.

PMID:
3153568
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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