Answer to Question #17726 in Microbiology for pan

Question #17726
How does a capsule protect a bacterial cell
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2012-11-01T13:00:45-0400
Capsules also contain water whichprotects bacteria against desiccation. It canprotect cells from engulfment by eukaryotic cells, such as macrophages, and helpcells adhere to surfaces.

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