The term ‘glycocalyx’ is used for

The Term Glycocalyx Is Used For Biology Question

The term ‘glycocalyx’ is used for


(a) A layer surrounding the cell wall of bacteria
(b) A layer present between cell wall and membrane of bacteria
(c) Cell wall of bacteria
(d) Bacterial cell glyco-engineered to possess N-glycosylated proteins

Correct Answer:

A layer surrounding the cell wall of bacteria


Glycocalyx or mucilage is the outermost coating of bacterial cells/cell wall which is rich in polysaccharides. A thick and tougher mucilage is called capsule which gives gummy or sticky trait to cells. It protects the cells from dessication, toxins and preventing attachment to foreign invaders.

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Topics: Cell Structure and Functions (417)
Subject: Biology (4113)

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