Thickness of cell wall of B. subtilis 168

Value 25 nm
Organism Bacteria Bacillus subtilis
Reference Beveridge TJ, Graham LL. Surface layers of bacteria. Microbiol Rev. 1991 Dec55(4):684-705. p.685 left column top paragraphPubMed ID1723487
Comments The B. subtilis 168 wall is an amorphous matrix about 25 nm thick (Fig. 1), whereas that of E. coli is a more complex outer membrane-murein consortium (Fig. 2). See Amir (2014 PMID 25136385) p.229 left column bottom paragraph:"In Gram-positive bacteria the cell wall is much thicker than in Gram-negatives (e.g., in B. subtilis the cell wall approximately 30 nm thick (Beeby et al. 2013 Misra et al.2013)."
Entered by Uri M
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