Size of capsule

Range 20 to 375 nm
Organism Bacteria Streptococcus suis
Reference Beveridge TJ, Graham LL. Surface layers of bacteria. Microbiol Rev. 1991 Dec55(4):684-705. p.690 left column top paragraphPubMed ID1723487
Primary Source Jacques M, Gottschalk M, Foiry B, Higgins R. Ultrastructural study of surface components of Streptococcus suis. J Bacteriol. 1990 Jun172(6):2833-8.PubMed ID1971617
Comments A recent study of the capsules of Streptococcus suis in which several different stabilizing techniques were used revealed that the capsules could vary from 20 nm to 375 nm depending on the preparatory technique (98).
Entered by Uri M
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