Extension of fibrous matrix radiating outward beyond the plasma membrane in several Gram-positive bacteria

Range 10 to 30 nm
Organism bacteria
Reference Beveridge TJ, Graham LL. Surface layers of bacteria. Microbiol Rev. 1991 Dec55(4):684-705. p.694 right column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID1723487
Comments Instead of an amorphous matrix, thin-sectioned freeze-substituted walls of B. subtilis (Fig. 16), Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, and S. aureus reveal a fibrous matrix radiating outward and extending 10 to 30 nm beyond the plasma membrane (refs 9, 46, 80, 138, 168).
Entered by Uri M
ID 108063