Extension of capsules as thin fibrils from the cell in Klebsiella pneumoniae and E. coli

Range 100 to 200 nm
Organism bacteria
Reference Beveridge TJ, Graham LL. Surface layers of bacteria. Microbiol Rev. 1991 Dec55(4):684-705. p.696 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID1723487
Primary Source Graham LL, Harris R, Villiger W, Beveridge TJ. Freeze-substitution of gram-negative eubacteria: general cell morphology and envelope profiles. J Bacteriol. 1991 Mar173(5):1623-33. & Meno Y, Amako K. Morphological evidence for penetration of anti-O antibody through the capsule of Klebsiella pneumoniae. Infect Immun. 1990 May58(5):1421-8PubMed ID1999383, 1691148
Comments Those capsules of E. coli and K. pneumoniae extend 100 to 200 nm from the cell as thin fibrils (primary sources).
Entered by Uri M
ID 108065