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Keyword - Capsule biogenesis/degradation (KW-0972)

Definition

Protein which is involved in the formation, organization, maintenance or degradation of the capsule. The capsule is a protective structure surrounding some bacteria or fungi. The bacterial capsule is a layer of material, usually polysaccharide, attached to the cell wall possibly via covalent attachments to either phospholipid or lipid-A molecules. The fungal capsule is an extracellular layer which lies outside the cell wall and it is usually composed of polysaccharides.

Category

Biological process

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Capsule biogenesis/degradationBiological process
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