Thickness of cell wall

Range 3 to 6 nm
Organism Bacteria Clostridium thermosaccharolyticum
Reference Beveridge TJ, Graham LL. Surface layers of bacteria. Microbiol Rev. 1991 Dec55(4):684-705. p.685 left column top paragraphPubMed ID1723487
Primary Source Beveridge TJ. Mechanism of gram variability in select bacteria. J Bacteriol. 1990 Mar172(3):1609-20.PubMed ID1689718
Comments For C. thermosaccharolyticum, the wall consists of a peptidoglycan-bearing matrix which is only 3 to 6 nm thick and is overlaid by a proteinaceous surface array or S layer (primary source).
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